Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011 Season: Marketing the harvest.

Marketing the harvest.


Photo 11: Ken and Patsy promoting our markets at a local event.

Photo 12:  Our fall display in Tilton, IL

Photo 13:  Up close view of fall offerings at Tilton stand.

Photo 14:  Debbie, Patsy and Norma, our marketers at Tilton farm stand.

Photo 15:  Fall offerings at our Howard (Sandtown), IN stand   

2011 Season: Bringing in the harvest.

Bringing in the harvest.


Photo 5:  Benny and Jason getting the melon harvesting conveyor ready.

Photo 6:  Adrian and Jason harvesting watermelons.

Photo 7:  Zach loading watermelons on the trailer.

Photo 8:  Adrian and Jason loading giant pumpkins.

Photo 9:  Patsy, Adrian and Jason with a load of big ones.

Photo 10:  Bill and Adrian on a loaded trailer.

2011 Season Summary: Late, Cold Start with Extremely Hot and Dry Main Season.

Well it seems that the non-stop 15hr days really do a number on my blogging. We are back to days and weeks where there is a little bit of slack time.  In the three blog entries today, I will try to give a very abbreviated pictorial summary of the season to date.  First: laying the foundation for the harvest.


Photo 1:  Harvesting wheat from next year’s produce fields.

Photo 2:  Debbie and Patsy transplanting watermelons.

Photo 3:  View on a hill of some of this season’s plantings.

Photo 4:  Irrigating pumpkins, a first for us.