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October 4, 2010

This and that

Just a little bit of this and that today.

Check out the girls at the buffet...

This is a backyard lawn view of the Chicken tractor moving along the lawn. It's amazing how well they will scratch up the dead grass and thatch, and will spread their manure. Our back lawn has loved it this summer!

This years trial plant was a little different. We usually try a new veggie, but this year, a new melon made the list.
It was the "melon charentais". An heirloom french melon that gets great reviews and for good reason; this is a great cantaloupe and it's a actual cantaloupe too, not a musk melon being "called" a cantaloupe like the things we here in the US get in the market. I made sure to save a good bit of seed too. This one's a keeper!

And thought some of you out there from back east, or from abroad may enjoy a look at the fall in the Rockies.
I was out hiking this weekend, scouting for the upcoming Deer and Elk season.
These pictures are from about 2.5 to 3 miles into the back country and after climbing from about 5200' elevation to 7200 feet. It was NOT an easy hike, but I'm happy to say that I've fared alright for as bad of shape as I expected to be in.
I'm thinking that this year, I'm going to camp under stars in the back country for a couple of days during the hunt. I've never pack hunted that far in before, but I've always wanted to. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

Hope all's well with you.
Till next time.


meemsnyc said...

Oooh, that melon looks delicious. Do the chickens get any? I love the chicken tractor you have. Did you build it yourself or did you buy it as a kit? Nice!

Eva said...

That melon is beautiful! Looks mighty tasty...MMMM

Matriarchy said...

I know this is an old post, but I wanted to know more about the melon. About how many melons does each vine produce? Do they all come in at once, or do they ripen throughout the season? I have not grown melon before, and am shopping for a few varieties to try. I want to build more gardening interest in my younger daughter, and she is more attracted by fruit than veggies.