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Friday, May 6, 2011

Down on the Farm

Got my tomatoes in the new self watering containers and the herb garden in one also. Planted peppers and onions too. So now I am looking for the percocets to get back to almost normal. Farming is hard ...LOL 
The Farm

Squash Yellow straight neck and Zucchini

        Wild Flower Cutting Garden

Cantaloupe and Cucumbers

Growing them on the PVC frame with a jute net for them to climb on.this is the one for the cantaloupe , still need one for the cucumbers .      

Peppers and Onions   

JalapeƱos and Sweet Banana, with green onions in between.

Sweet 100's and Better Boy Slicing 

Herb garden 
Thai hot peppers, Thai basil, Sweet mint, Lemon Balm, Texas Tarragon, Flat Leaf Italiano Parsley. Cilantro, Oregano  Thyme

Well Buckaroos thats the farm. Not much but for just my Bride and me it is just fine. Trying out some new  a self watering containers with the tomatoes and the Herbs, Well see how that goes.

Put up the tomato cages this morning. also found little dog foot prints in the onion patch so going to Lowes to get fencing to keep them out.

The tomatoes and Herbs were looking a little stressed from the transplant ,but after a good rain last night they perked up pretty well.

Monday, May 2, 2011

6th Annual Fly -Tie-a-Thon Totals

Here is a note from the event originator:

Thanks to the efforts of many, this year's event was a resounding success. I, for one, had a blast and listening to the conversations around the room I supsect that many others did as well.  From a donation standpoint, this year was the 2nd most successful event.  Our grand total was $6,480.95!  Here are a few interesting statistics:  The online donations were quite successful for those of you that signed up.  A total of $1685 was raised online.  We raised an additional $1061 on the actual day of the event, including $453 for selling flies!
Special thanks goes out to Capt. Jon Huff of Circle H Charters ( for donating a 1/2 day inshore charter.  Remember if you are looking for a saltwater light takle or flyfishing adventure, give Jon a call. Also thanks to Spero Poulos at Spinners Pizza and Subs for graciously donating the food to feed the hungry tiers.  Check out Spinners at 2805 Raeford Rd when you are in the mood for a meal out.  Thanks to Charles McLaurin at Eastover Art Works for donating the custom trout prints that were the highlight of our raffle.  Check out his gallery if you get a chance.  Thanks to Kris Smith at the JE Pechman Center for kindly donating the space for our event.  I can't imagine a more suitable or pleasant place to hold our Tie-a-thon.  Finally, thanks to all of you for donating your time and energies to making this event a success.
If anyone has pictures of the event, please email them to me so that I can update our website.  Also, suggestions as to how to make the event fun and successful are always welcome

"Tying flies to save babies."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

6th Annual Fly Tie A Thon

The 6th annual fly Tie A Thon went well yesterday. I think everyone had a good time, and we raised a a lot of money for March of Dimes I believe. I had a great time tying and joking with every one, even if I ended up in the ER. Slight knife injury ,got 3 stitches and still made it to Joe's Crab Shack for diner and Beers with Tom and Tammy.
Here are the picture Sharon took at the event: