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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 17 Entries.
Friday, February 1 View Page
What old fat guys do when it's to cold to fish...get fatter
Sunday, February 3 View Page
What really sucks is I already cleaned the other half...reel good fishin this mornin
Friday, March 1 View Page
Hate it when I go out on Lake George and have to put up with all the people and terrible scenery
Friday, March 1 View Page
I guess I should have mentioned that there is 10 miles of the 32 mile lake in that picture!!!!!
Thursday, April 11 View Page
Getting closer to start time..patch is bare but frozen solid..access road to backyard will hold me up for a while..still ice and snow..Snowed 11/3 and hasn't left yet...cold, very long winter. Never in my 60 plus years do I remember snow sticking that early and staying. Frost went deep..warmer weather and lots of rain by Monday should help me out.
Monday, April 15 View Page
Round One: Started a few seeds this morning. 2 for the 150 patch..other will go in main garden..2416 Haist..hoping for orange and the 1229.5 Seelow..for red. Also started 907 Young and 2 of my own..300 Hoffman and 699 Hoffman..both with potential for big and orange. Round two coming later this week.
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
699 and 1229 poking thru the dirt in just over 2 days
Thursday, April 18 View Page
everybody was up by yesterday afternoon except the 907 Young..go figure ..it was my problem child last year..
Thursday, April 18 View Page
Round 2:more orange go figure.. started another 907 just in case..took 4 last year to get one to germ..also started 681 Gansert, 923 Gouin, 793 Toftness, 1044 Gansert, 532 House, 1048 Engel and 1109 Borgers.
Saturday, April 20 View Page
carefully removed 907 Young from starting mix yesterday morning..thick root about a 1/4 inch long..recovered it ..checked 12 hours later..3 small roots coming out of the main..checked thismorning and it had set roots down..will transplant later to large container and hope for the best..root didn't look right where it exited the seed..see what happens
Saturday, April 20 View Page
filed and soaked 2 more 1229.5 Seelows MORE RED!!!
Sunday, April 21 View Page
everybody up except 907 young..really..but not alone 1048 is a little older seed and am expecting it to take a little longer..early ye we'll see what happens
Sunday, April 21 View Page
started 2-500 Hoffmans female was 681 Dill-McDonald 1374 Engel HDx 1561 Reeb HD..I pollinated with 1374 Engel but the blossom split and a bee came out and i covered the blossom.I didn't have a clue to what I was doing. Lost all of my first plantings due to frost and started this plant June 1st..pollinated july 21st and grew on 3rd secondary. Grew it the next year and had very dark orange..need to give it another shot..lots of potential for big and orange
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
everybody is up except the 1048 Engel. Even the 907 was pushing dirt in 2 1/2 days..started tilling yesterday..above average temps and sunshine has things moving along nicely
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
1048 Engel is pushing dirt 100% germination so far..i'm happy
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
I had two tandem loads of aged manure delivered today.About 14 yards per load..first load down the center of the back half of the patch
Tuesday, April 23 View Page
2nd load across the other half and part of the load for the 150 patch on the left out of main patch area..this area sat for 2 years and when I tilled yesterday it was black soil..I had grown in that area and there was manure there before..should be good to get started..will draw more aged manure in a couple weeks


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