Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Burst Of Snowflakes Christmas
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green Street Farmers Market

Just a quick heads up to let you know that Ill be selling my picked last night organic produce at Green St. Market in Roswell tonight. It a great little market, held every Thursday from 5pm till 8pm. Call me for directions. 770.335.0526

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Corn is close to being ready

Have a good amount of Organic heirloom Tomatoes that are ready to go. Squash is ready, Peppers are ready, Zuchni is ready, Patty Pan squash

is ready, Some Eggplant are ready, Herbs are ready, Organic heirloom sweet Corn will be ready this week. Okra is close, Green beans close, Potatoes are weeks away, Cantalope weeks away. Please call before you drive out. Thanks

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tomatoes, Zuchni, Crook neck Squash, Patty Pan squash, Hot peppers, Herbs

Please call me 770.335.0526 before you get in the car and come out to the farm. My hours of opperation Vary because of what Is available to harvest.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Life Ain't for Sissy's

This morning I took my mom in for her radiation treatment. She goes in with no complaints every morning, gets zapped and then goes on with her daily crossword puzzles and reading of a book that my wife lends her. Today, as I waited for her, I thought about all that she has had to endure and continues to go through. Surgeries, doctor visits, chemo, radiation, being tired, the leaky roof, the leaky basement, drivers side window won't go up or down in her car, mold in the basement, pay the bills, computer problems, death of her mom and dad, death of her brother, death of her husband, death of her aunt, death of her close friend Jan Meadow, the list goes on. I guess its just like anyone elses list on what happens in life. Anytime I ask her about how she's doin' she says "life aim't for sissy's, life ain't for sissy's son".
, Later on this afternoon, I got out to the farm to knock out a few of my chores. As I walked through the garden I found that deer had eaten all of my organic strawberry plants, corn on the eastside of the field had been mowed down, most of my sunflowers had been eaten by geese, Potato beetles were on a few tomato plants, and one tractor was broke down with a bad fuel pump. All meaningless as compared to what my mom has to go through. Just a day in the life for any old farmer, and yet, I would be lieing to you if didn't confess that I cussed, kicked the dirt, threw my hat, looked up into the sky and asked "why"?

I got no answer.

I doubt that answer will ever make it to my ear.

Tonight on the way home in my truck, I thought about my mom.

"life ain't for sissy's,
life ain't for sissy's son".
I really can't think of anything closer to the truth.


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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Old friend lends a hand

A few of my old friends have been hangin around me these days and it's not because I owe them any money. All of these guys say they want to help me farm but when they get out here, all they do is give long looks at my tractor. Its like the thing is some kind of souped up falcons cheerleader doin' a personal wombat dance or sometin'...I don't know... I know I dont have the heart to hand them a shovel,

so, begrudgingly, I hand over the keys to my beloved workhorse. Above is a pic of my chum David McChesne. He didn't look this happy even when he sold 3 cars last Sunday at the Kia dealership.

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Green Tomatoes

Here's a couple of tomato pics I took this afternoon. Some of you have asked about selling these for fried green tomatoes but I have to let this 1st batch go red.
Sunflowers are coming up next to the corn. I'll grab a pic for you tomorrow.
Get some shut eye

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Location:Deep River

Monday, May 31, 2010

Much needed rain

Happy for the rain.

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Location:At the Farm

Produce is looking good.

Hey Folks,
Hope your having a thoughtful Memorial Day. We have been very busy out here on the farm. Recently(by hand)  I hoed 5, four hundred foot rows of corn and placed a little organic lime around each corn stalk. Rick Holcome and Tim Bryan (thanks fellas) placed a new fence in the field for the cucumbers and the plants are already up and going. Also put straw down around the strawberries in hopes of our second round of fruit. Our heirloom tomatoes are looking good and should be ready to harvest in 2 weeks. I don't think I had a chance to thank my wife and kids for helping plant the herb garden.  Thanks.  All organic mint, oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, will be hand picked to sell as well. Last week I moved our sprinkler system around the field to give the crops a little extra water. Our water comes from a 300ft well and the tested almost pure. No clorine, No floride. Just great drinking water. I'll post the testing results as soon as I can scan them in . I also have a copy of the water report for you to read on site. I wanted to let you know that we will be open in 2 weeks but please call before you come out to make sure our produce is ready.
Thanks and we look forward to meeting you,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Produce that will be available this year

Heres a list of produce that we will offer for 2010. Please email or call 770.335.0526  for harvest times.

Silver Queen corn
Peaches & Cream corn
Heirloom tomatoes, all varieties
Red and yellow peppers
Poblano peppers
Green beans
Sweet potatoes
White potatoes
Snap beans
Squash: butternut, crookneck

thanks Ben

Rick and Tim

Please take a look at these two fellas. (L to R )Tim Bryan and Rick Holcomb. I want all to know that I could not have done any of this farming without their help. They are my farming mentors and I value the knowledge, expertise, labor, and friendship, that they so selflessly bring to the table. If our produce tastes great its because of them. If its lousy, blame me.

2 acres are planted !!!

I know its been a long time since I sat down to write a message. I'm sorry for that, but I've been to busy and  tired at night to write. I am proud to say that our farm is taking shape and our crops are starting to work through the earth. Its a great feeling to know that all this work might bring healthy food for our family and friends.
I thank each of you for your cheers and support.
Farmer Ben

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Wife Jenny's Paintings

Hey Folks,
Please take a look at my wife Jenny's website. Even if I didn't know her, I would want to buy this stuff. Heres heres a link to see for yourself.
 By the way this is Ben posting not Jenny trying to pound on her chest and promote herself.
Happy Trails,

Spring seeds are on the way.

 Seeds are being shipped from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Check them out at this link  Looking forward to plowing the field this week. I've been working on fixing the mudholes in our easement to make things easier for you 2 wheel drive folks. Not perfect yet but It'll get there. Please call me for info and reservations to come out for a visit during this growing season.
Happy Trails,