Friday, August 26, 2011

Growing up .... Rhode Island Red

This is one of my favorite breeds and is truly an American class hero. Developed in the early part of this century in the state of Rhode Island, they have maintained their reputation as a dual purpose fowl throughout the years.
5 month old RIR cockeral- Reserve American Class Champion

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Growing 95 pound watermelons

My son holding our first giant melon
Well the time has come to harvest our first giant watermelon. This is our first year of growing GIANT melons. For fertilizer I used plain old chicken poop and hay mixed in with dirt. I planted the seeds the end of March right into the ground.