Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Construction Day 12 & 13

Steve and Daniel spent the past two days finishing the roof and building the back veggie cleaning /seed sprouting covered area...mixing clear plastic and metal roofing for extra light.

Today was also spent planting more seed, fertilizing and mowing all our grass to keep the army worms at bay. Tomorrow is our C.S.A. delivery extra long day of harvesting and driving to Dallas.

Army Worms Attack!!!

The army worms attack Blooming Grove,Texas!!! They eat all the grass,grain,veggies and legumes in there way...taking out 100's of acers overnight.

While picking up a bail of hay for our horses today we noticed the Bermuda fields were eaten to the ground with millions of army worms everywhere. If you haven't heard of army worms yet "Google" will be amazed.

The worms have not made it to our farm yet... but we will be on the watch for these hungry little critters!!!!

On a better note, this past weekend between pulling weeds, planting seed and mending fence we went to Frost,Texas(five miles away) for a small town party at the square. You wouldn't believe who we saw there... Elvis is Alive! Not really it was Carl, the local Police officer dressed up and singing "Jail House Rock". I'm really glad we took a break from the farm for a little. We had a blast!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 9,10 & 11 Construction

This is not cotton candy from the "State Fair of Texas"...DARN IT! It is R-19 insulation we have been installing in the new building. It looks like we will not have time to go to the fair this year, too much work to be done around the farm!!!!

Day 9 & 10... Steve and Daniel worked inside running electric wire, plumbing and finishing out the interior...while it sprinkled outside again.

Day 11... The green metal roof appeared magically out of no where... NOT!!!!!!! Daniel carried all 1600lbs of roofing on the ladder rack of his work truck. The cool front that blew threw was soon gone. The guys cooked up on the tin roof.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 8 Constuction

My cousin Sky and Chef Graham from Bolsa came over Friday night. They brought us a wonderful dinner from the new restaurant "Smoke" located at the Belmont Hotel. "Smoke" is a high end Bar-B-Q restaurant now serving our Organic vegetables and mustard greens.
While Graham was here he checked on his bee bees were at home in one of them, and the gypsy moths had moved in! We had to burn the bee boxes to kill the infestation.

Gypsy moth larva in a bee hive.

Mom came over today to help plant hundreds of Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, and Collard greens!
Most of our fall seeds we had planted had washed away due to last weeks landfoon.
Day 8 on the construction... Today Steve and Daniel put in another very long day decking and tar papering the roof of the building. The weather man says we could have heavy rain and up to 70 mile per hour winds tonight.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eden Creek T-Shirts

Thanks to Patrick Dunne...he has finished creating the art work for one of our t-shirt styles.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day 7

Today started out early this morning. Steven and Christine from "The Movement Dallas" visited the farm to discuss integrating Eden Creek Farm's organic produce into their co-op. We look forward to doing business with them...and seeing them again soon!
Day 7...can you believe it is still raining! Wow, the rain dance really worked this time!!! Steve and Daniel put in a long day despite the rain.

The produce cleaning building is starting to take shape! The back greenhouse area and the roof will be coming next.

Everything is being built with 2x6's...... Heavy Duty!!!

Maya guards the cart .....waiting to take another ride!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 6 Contruction

Today it has sprinkled a little...I bet when the building is finished the rain will stop. We finished putting up the siding and started on the rafters.

This is a moth I found today... he was drying his wings in the tomato plants.

Day 5 building

It's Day 5... it sprinkled off and on all day.

The windows are in and the siding is going up!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Construction Day 4 Rain

Construction on the preparation/packing building continues in spite of getting 12 inches of rain over a four day period.

Our new Chicken Coop!!! Is here!! We will be busy all this week putting up the new fencing around it.

The chickens are movin' on up.....
they are going to love their new coop!!!!!

The vegetables are enjoying all the's rained for four days now and I hate to wish that it would go away.... but.....rain, rain go away come again some other day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 3 Construction

This morning we harvested over 100lbs of Armenian cucumbers. Steve kept these two big ones to juice with the cantaloupe and pears...ummmmm-ummmmm goooood!!!!

The CSA today included, Lemon cucumbers, Armenian cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, green eggplant, squash, braising green mix, bell peppers, pears and wild native persimmons.

After our deliveries were made today...we met with Steven and Chase from "The Movement" to discuss using our local veggies in their co-op. Great people! We look forward to doing business with them.

Construction Day 3! Daniel Lima owner of D & S Construction and Steve raised walls today!

Had to quit early this evening... a storm rolled in with much needed rain! Yeeeeeeee-Haaaaaw!!!