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Location:  Austin, TX

Day Job:  Stay @ Home Grandmother

The Digs:  Backyard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Lettuce, Oregano, Peas, Spinach, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, chives,onions,chinese greens,radishes,swiss chard,arugala

Animals:  Chickens, 7 Chicks and 1 Rooster

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  To become part of the solution instead of griping about the problem.

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  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on December 18th, 2012 at 07:25 am

    Cool coop! Voted

  • Posted by: Wong88 on November 12th, 2012 at 06:51 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Jenna on September 14th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I like your profile picture and your pictures tell a nice story of what you have done so far, but I wonder what you have been up to lately...
    I was hoping to hear about your harvest and what you did that worked and what you did that didn't work.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on December 27th, 2011 at 08:16 am

    Carla, I love your picture gallery. It really tells a story. Looks like you have space for a full-blown farming operation. I'm interested to know how things are going since your last post.

    For my part, I put in 3 raised beds this year. My backyard is pretty tiny. Right now, I'm reading about permaculture, and thinking abut what I can accomplish with my larger front yard. I'm thinking about starting with some fruit trees and bushes in 2012.

    Hope your farm is doing well.

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  • Posted by: Ginny's Garden on March 30th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    That's a great looking garden! Congratulations on Farmer of the Month, it's well deserved!

  • Posted by: The Barefoot Gardener on March 25th, 2011 at 05:35 am

    I love your attitude it works!! Congrats on Farmer of the month...wow!! Good luck in your beautiful Austin garden...happy growing~

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on March 8th, 2011 at 03:22 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Month! Good luck with your growing season this year.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on March 1st, 2011 at 06:17 am

    Carla, congrats on being farmer of the month.

    Your square foot garden area is looking good. Much improved from when you started clearing the garden area. It's still not warm enough here to start working in the garden. Hopefully it won't be long as we are starting to a 50 degree day at least once or twice a week. All the snow is gone except on the north side of buildings.

    Have a great farmer of the month day.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on February 21st, 2011 at 06:24 am

    Carla, Things around the urban ranch have been a little busy the last couple weeks. For a week I helped some friends with electrical wiring for some ceiling lights. We removed three fluorescent lights and replaced them with 15 can lights. We split a circuit off an existing circuit to a circuit of its own and wired in a new circuit as well. It did turn out really well.

    The weather here has all the signs of spring but our frost free date for this area is May 15th. I don't know about the tulips and daffodils being up already. I tried to convince them it wasn't time to be waking up but they just gave me the silent treatment. We had a warm week last week which melted all the snow and started the spring thaw. It was nearly 70 degrees one day and the time spent out on the front yard patio was a welcome change from the cold snowy winter weather. This week looks to be a little cooler but still not bad for February in Nebraska.

    My daughter decided to replace my grandson's bed with a nice flat box furniture bed. For two days I tackled the task of assembling three boxes of parts into a Captain's twin bed. I had to laugh at the instructions which had five steps for the assembly and that the bed was made in Vietnam. I don't think much is manufactured in the States any more.

    Hopefully, I can get back to working on the storage area this week. Spring is indeed coming and I need to get my winter project completed before the outside projects begin.

    I hope you are enjoying the pre spring time of garden and flower anticipation. Have a great day.

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