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Fig Tree Organic Fertilizer Experiment

For some reason my fig trees are not growing like they should.  I do not want to put commercial fertilizer around them, so I mixed up some organic fertilizer: Cut the top off of a one gallon milk jug. Fill 3/4 with water. One handful aged chicken manure. One handful ash from my smoker. This is a mix of oak, pecan and wild cherry. Handful bone meal. Urine. Mix together with a stick. Pour around base of fig tree. Continue Reading….

Farm update beans figs and potatoes

The season of plenty is upon us. On Saturday June 14, 2014 the grandkids, my wife and I dug 4 1/2 bushels of potatoes, beans are doing good, fig trees have figs on them.

Here in southeast Texas we had an unusually cold and wet winter. We got snow 4 times this year. One of the storms blanketed the farm with 3 inches of snow. My dad nor my aunt remembered anything like this past summer.

Around 1964 there was a storm that dumped 2 feet of snow in southeast Texas. My dad remembered having to get the chickens out of the snow and put them in the chicken house for the night.

Nobody I talked to remembers a winter like what we experienced here in Southeast Texas in 2013 – 2014.

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FIG PUDDING

¼ lb suet

½ lb chopped figs

1 cup sour apple (cored, pared and chopped)

1 cup milk

½ cup molasses

½ cup corn syrup

1 cup breadcrumbs

2 eggs

⅓ cup flour

Cream suet; add figs, apple and corn syrup. Pour milk over bread. Add yolks, beaten. Combine. Add flour and egg whites. Steam 4 hours. Continue Reading….

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