My Father’s Day Gift

My son took the Phantom drone with the GoPro and did a 2016 early summer update of the farm.  The garden is in and the endless battle with the weeds has commenced.  We are staying ahead of it and the rains have stopped so we may get the upper hand.  I have had numerous requests for flyovers on You Tube so Aaron was nice enough to take the helm and then edit it together (something I know nothing about).

You will see that the farmer across the road came over and began plowing up the back 30 acres.  The green patch on the right is a drainage area that turns into quite a swamp and mosquito nursery when it rains.  It’s not really fit for canoeing (haha!).  It is fun though when it does flood because the toads out here that go dormant until it gets wet, come out and start chirping like a huge choir.

The outdoor garden is planted with 2 kinds of melons, 3 kinds of winter squash, carrots, onions, red onions, beets, 2 kinds of potatoes, black beans, white beans, string beans, sweet potatoes, and asparagus.  The greenhouse has 7 kinds of peppers, 5 kinds of tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, marjoram,  tarragon, tomatillos, and chives.  We added blueberry and blackberry plants outside of the greenhouse this year as well.

I have been laid up with a couple of issues after having shoveled some 6 tons of compost onto the garden you will see in the clip below.  The muscle relaxers have helped but they make me feel pretty loopy.

In any case, I hope you enjoy the video.  JAZ Farm is now in maintenance mode.  It was great to see my mom and sister the last couple of weeks.  Now we look forward to the arrival of Zina’s sister, brother-in-law and niece over the 4th of July weekend.

Thanks for all of your interest and thanks for following along!


2 comments on “My Father’s Day Gift

  1. Betty Pittman says:

    Hi Jonathan, glad you are well, back and all. Thought about you today on FB and lamented , I didn’t have my resident Gardner anymore to bother. I suddenly remembered I had saved your link,

    We are still struggling along. But like I always told you, you give me great hope to know there are men and families like yours out there. Love the aerial views, and all the pictures,

    Stay well and take it easy..I will visit here from time to time to see your progress. Take it easy friend.

    It looks wonderful..I know the work involved,

    Betty Pittman

    • aghippie says:

      So good to hear from you! I will probably be back. I’m finding the other media avenues pretty boring except for You Tube. However, it will probably be mostly the homestead related stuff. The other gets too vile. It’s been a good break but I do miss my peeps. I have two more videos going up tonight or tomorrow. If you watch You Tube my channel that I use in order to get my videos to the blog is called Hippie Farmer The Homesteader.

      Talk to you soon!

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