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Posted: 11/20/2012 9:23:04 AM EST
Well, it is a cool 77 degrees today in the Texas Hill Country,

and I was just remarking to my wife that here it is November 20th

and we have another batch of tomatoes and key limes coming in.



Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:35:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:46:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 9:47:03 AM EST by wshbrngr]
Honestly, I stopped watering the tomatoes after the last batch.
I paid little attention to them and we actually were out of town for a few weeks,
came back and there they were.

Just goes to show how resilient life is.
ETA: and we are in the middle of a frickin drought.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:43:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By Feral:
I pity you poor bastards in the south. Never a break from raising the crops. So sad.
































I know right, hell by now I had forgot what green living plants looks like

I have a nice bare patch of tilled earth in my one plot, and the new plot for next year is half tilled, when I get the motivation to ride the mantis tiller, I'll finish it
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 6:55:08 PM EST

It's been cold, although seasonably so. We have been spoiled with two previously warm falls. We have been going down to about 26F, maybe a little lower. I had to move my fish from the aquaponics system in this thread into the garage last night because ice was forming in the outflow pipe and over the top of the fish tank:



Outflow pipe:



And winter ain't even started with us yet.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 9:48:36 PM EST
I prepped the garden area, planted garlic in one row and the rest of the garden was planted with a cover crop of winter red and barley, next year one row will get a green manure and the rest will be turned and planted. Hopefully going to get into the new property by late spring so we are also looking and layers and meat birds, pigs and maybe a couple beef animals...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:51:08 PM EST
I've still got pepper and tomatoes churning out fruit. I planted my broccoli last month and was a little worried that I jumped the gun and it would bolt to seed on me before I could harvest the heads. Fortunately, it has finally started to cool down a little bit.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:10:26 AM EST
Just fine!
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:10:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 6:19:56 AM EST by wshbrngr]
Originally Posted By loon_138:
Just fine!
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/CIMG1245.jpg

I like your coop (from what I can see)

Snow looks nice, but your chickens look like WTF?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:28:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
Originally Posted By loon_138:
Just fine!
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/CIMG1245.jpg

I like your coop (from what I can see)

Snow looks nice, but your chickens look like WTF?


It was the first time most of them had seen snow

Today was fresh snow AND kinda cold (10 deg), and they took some coaxing to get out of the coop. Fresh warm water in their bowl was enough to get most of them out
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:01:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 11:04:30 AM EST by wshbrngr]
Originally Posted By loon_138:
Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
Originally Posted By loon_138:
Just fine!
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww280/loon_138/CIMG1245.jpg

I like your coop (from what I can see)

Snow looks nice, but your chickens look like WTF?


It was the first time most of them had seen snow

Today was fresh snow AND kinda cold (10 deg), and they took some coaxing to get out of the coop. Fresh warm water in their bowl was enough to get most of them out

We had a cold front push through.....
Chilly this morning, but has warmed up some...
it's 67 as of right now (3pm) and it might rain.


Be looking forward to some hot cocoa tonight.
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