July was a very busy month on the farmstead! We took possession of our new acreage over on the Key Peninsula, also known as the sunny key. The new farm is perfectly on the way to nowhere. Down near Joemma Beach and Penrose Point State Parks.
We were able to dig up 3 limits of clams at Joemma the weekend we went camping to see what the area was like. Currently the property is covered with 6-8' tall blackberry bushes. We are planning on renting a brush hogg and knocking it down so we can get a good look at the ground we now own. So far we have only been able to machete out one path.
As with all new projects in the country side, the old neighbors need to adjust to the new reality of having neighbors. Put up a game cam in a pretty easy area to spot. A 2 legged creature took it down and smashed it up. Going to acquire some better, stealthier cams and see who thinks our land is theirs to use. Week after we put up the first steel cable gate, we rolled up on our down the road neighbor - passed out in his car in our driveway. After we startled him awake, he said he was there because that spot had better internet. He clearly got the message we really meant the NO TRESPASS- just like the signs we posted. We shall see how this progresses. Tweakers gonna Tweak.
Our next July adventure was a week at Mayfield Lake Park. Camping and fishing with the kids all week. Culminating in a fishing derby Saturday night, followed by a fishfry and campfire.
The Muscovey flock had 2 babies. So we are experiencing duck development from the beginning. Our little yellow guy was found dead in the pond. We think a hawk tried to get him and broke his neck. Duck #2, is a yellow and brown duckling. Doing fine and growing fast. More pics in August.
Food Forest Farms - Owned and Operated by Brian & Candice Norton