Shannon’s Farms Farm Report – 17 Nov 2013; 32°50’14″N / 96°29’09″W – Way West of Greenwich

Vol 1, No. 1 – A new entry, entered monthly, just towards the end of the moon’s 2nd quarter, the moon shining nearly full. This month’s entry:  a status report/focus on conditions presently existing on the farm, to be at times observed again in the future, a sort of “watching the Earth change,” vis a vis, some examples at Shannon’s Farms.

Pictures, hopefully, still “speak a thousand words,” so please enjoy several taken early Sunday morning, a partly cloudy day and a couple of hours before the full moon at 0915 CT.

Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Winter Food:  Collard greens, ground cover (organic Spring soil enrichment) in the background.

Cedar Elm

Cedar Elm

A Real Native Beauty:  One of my favorite trees – a Cedar Elm coming into full golden Autumn beauty.

"Crap" Myrtle

“Crap” Myrtle

A Beauty But Not So Nice:  Nice fall color from a “crap” myrtle – non-native species.

Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage)

Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage)

Chinese Cabbage (Bok Choy) – Fall Planted Greens:   Hoping they will thrive during our semi-mild Texas winter.

Cannas

Cannas

Cannas and Almost Wild Roses:  Almost gone for the season but still beautiful and blooming.

Watermelon

Watermelon

The Last Watermelon of the Season:  Mushed, hoping it will revive next Spring/Summer.

Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween Pumpkin:  Reviving for next fall??

Winter cover crops

Winter cover crops

Winter cover crops #2

Winter cover crops #2

3rd planting field

3rd planting field

Three Fall Planting Fields:  Three small fields, planted in early October with Winter cover to be cut and tilled in early Spring for organically enriched soil.

 

 

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat:  Planted in early November.

Bluebonnets "Puppy Dog Feet"

Bluebonnets “Puppy Dog Feet”

“Puppy Dog Feet”:  Strong Autumn growth for acres of Texas Native Bluebonnets and with some wet “rainy season” days, a beautiful March/April showing!

Wild Mustang Grapevines

Wild Mustang Grapevines

The Wild Mustang Grapes at Rest for Winter:  We look forward to a good harvest in July/August of next year.

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Magnetic Sign:  Who we are and proud to be serving a healthy Texas!

Winter Wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat Planting:  The same wheat patch, this time looking east/southeast to the rising sun.

Pecan tree

Pecan tree

Pecan Tree:  One of the many we’ve planted at Shannon’s Farms, at rest for Autumn and Winter.

Garlic

Garlic

Perennial Garlic Plants:  Coming up anew every Autumn, regular as clockwork.

Lantanas and Rosemary

Lantanas and Rosemary

Lantanas and Rosemary:  The lantanas are at rest in the foreground with still blooming rosemary behind.  Look closely at the top right of the picture, you may see the wild honey bees collecting from the rosemary’s purple flowers, a late season harvest!

 

 

 

 

 

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