Daisy turns 5 years old

Today is Miss. Daisy’s 5th. birthday.

She got 2 new plastic pools, 3 new balls, a no pull harness so I can walk her easier at the park, breakfast and dinner scraps and plenty of dog treats. We played fetch atleast 4 times today.

Last night she got a 4-pound peanut butter jug that was down to almost nothing but she loves getting the jugs lol.

We did two outdoor photo sessions today one in the early afternoon and one a little bit ago.

Daisy’s favorite game is playing fetch multiple times a day. She gets hot then she dunks in her pool and then she is ready to go again. Notice the ball is in the pool.

She may be a year older and she has slowed down since she was a puppy but she is still very active for a 63# boxer that is 5 years old.

Happy Birthday, Daisy we love you.

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Hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes

In our hydroponic greenhouse, our tomatoes are going crazy. The beefsteaks are big producers. The Persimmons they are orange tomatoes are just starting to bloom and the romas are newly planted.

All the hydroponic greenhouse plants were started from seed and they are in gravel with a timer that waters them with nutrients 3 x a day then it recycles it back to the main tank for the next time.

We keep the suckers trimmed off them which allows a better production of tomatoes but you can plant the suckers in water and let them root and we have been doing that. Now we have an additional 35 plants to do something with.  We have given away at least 30 plants.

We have already planted some outside so we can compare the production and health of the plants. We have some planted in buckets and some in a no-till garden.

We have 8 tomatoes in dutch buckets that are beefsteak. This variety does better if you let them get taller. Ours are 7 and 8ft tall now. We have strings of rope across the top of the greenhouse to guide them along and hold the weight of the plants and the tomatoes.

All the years of gardening we have done we have never had this much success with tomatoes. Last count 7 of the 8 plants had 143 tomatoes on them. We are so ready to be able to taste these tomatoes. There are four that are starting to turn colors.

I have a funny feeling we will be selling tomatoes, freezing them and making lots of good stuff with them.

Enjoy life and do something you truly enjoy because it will give you such pleasure and peace at the end of the day.

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Clover and bees

When we had the hurricane last year the planes were so busy spraying for mosquitos that the spray killed many bee hives.

These pictures are of the clover in our pasture and I only saw two honey bees when I was out there. I am sure there are more but I use to lay down in the grass and have them all around me.

Bees are very important to us and our environment. The way we contribute is letting the pasture grow up with clover the honey bees love the clover. I hope to see more bees in the future.

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Miniature cows

Shady Acres Rosharon has two types of miniature cows.

There are two miniature Herefords and two Belted Galloway’s. The black and white Galloway Oreo is currently at the breeder being bred. Scamper is officially bred and due in late October to early November.

The one in the middle in the top picture is Scamper to her left is Cadilac and Darla is to the right.

We hand pick clover out of our pasture for her animals they all love it.

The cows are all super friendly and love to get attention.

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