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Farm Name: Dayspring Produce and Poultry

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Victory, OK

Years I’ve been farming: 5 years

Animals I raise: One baby bull, next is chickens...

Crops I grow: I am starting with pumpkins and gourds and will be adventuring into a more diverse veggie crop and cutting flowers.

Hobbies I enjoy: Scrapbooking, live music, I hope to learn how to crochet and can.

The proudest moment on my farm: just getting started!

Pets: Maxwell the bull

Farm Motto: Live simply. Give freely. Love unconditionally- .

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  squash bugs
Sorry to hear they hit you hard too. We did manage to get about 20 little pie pumpkins. Going to burn the pumpkin plants and the pumpkins they destroyed. Have made a big pile and keep throwing the "leftovers" on top. From everything I've read, it's about the only way to stop the buggers from surviving the winter and creating havoc in the spring.

What wedding did you attend at the Will Rogers Memorial? I went to Shawn and Jenna's wedding. Were you there too!!!

Come visit me, The Roof.

11/28/2010 11:45.36 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm baaaaaaack!
Well I am back after the wedding and finally getting back on track. I am going to winterize the big garden and have a small one in mind for lettuce through the winter. I am loving my three pumpkins that I saved from the squash bugs and my yummy tomatoes from a fall harvest. I have found a local gardening group and I am so exicted about it. I am staying true to my organic beliefs as everyone tells me I am crazy and that you just can't do it without chemicals. I hope to be back on the road to farming!

Come visit me, Dayspring Produce and Poultry.

11/20/2010 06:55.11 PM Report This Comment  
Getting closer..!!!!! Just attended a beautiful wedding at the Will Rogers Memorial. Too cool. Weather worked out perfectly, what a beautiful couple. Hope everything is going smoothly for you. Best wishes and best of luck.

Come visit me, The Roof.

09/18/2010 05:43.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Squash bugs
I too am familiar with the battle of the squash bug. No matter what I do, spray, pick, crush or pull. They always come back. Think I'll do a garden burn this fall to see if I can kill all the wintering adults and eggs. How's your luck going with them?

Come visit me, The Roof.

08/31/2010 10:17.18 AM Report This Comment  
it is nice to be back on hobby farms again. We have been stuck in side with immense heat. We finally got some cooler weather and worked in the garen. Battling squash bugs is a nightmare. We are trying DE and hoping that works. keeping it all clean and the melons dry. Pumpkins are looking good and healthy!! Max (the baby bull) is fiesty as ever! He will be moved down to one bottle a day next week. He is grazing and eating alfalfa! I am like a mommy watching her baby grow up and it is hard to take a bottle away, but I knw he will do great. I hope everyone is having a great summer and I look foward to fall and pleasures that brings! I won't be back on here till after the rodeo - its a busy time! :)

Come visit me, Dayspring Produce and Poultry.

08/19/2010 06:41.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Another okie!
Been reading your blogs, can we survive this heat? Oh my. I don't know what's worse, sweating in the sun or cooling off in the AC and then going back outside!!! I've been struggling with it too, after the unusual rains in early July; our grass grew tall enough to bale. But since our tractor still doesn't function (has to be over hauled - this week YEAH!) had to use our riding mower to cut it and then sweep it with the rider attachment. After I let that set for about a week it will be ready for the garden plants. Help keep in the water at least. Be CAREFUL!!!! I've had heat stroke and it can really impact you forever. Still have trouble when it gets over 90, so have to take it slow. Which doesn't really work when you have as much work as we do, eh? Keep cool.

Come visit me, The Roof.

07/28/2010 08:52.59 AM Report This Comment  
  responding from echo ridge nursery
do you want some advice? take care of your equipment,
don't lose it, (after all these years my crew still leaves my stuff in the field - makes me crazy)
keep track of what you spend quarterly,
find a market for those veggies and flowers, find out what your customers want,
and then be prepared to do something entirely different from what you thought your 'business plan' would be.

I will retire form landscaping next year (25 years),
I love it, but I've been scaling back for some time now.
we will grow veggies for our CSA, and chefs, and
flowers for a few florists.

much smaller business now, but still have our big trees to sell for a while.

Come visit me, Echo Ridge Nursery.

07/25/2010 09:36.03 PM Report This Comment  
  oh my!
Well, i rented a 5 horse-power tiller from the rent place downtown and learned the difference between a tiller and a TILLER! That was something else! It was very hard to use until we got the ground broken. I was able to go back through with a little more ease. I am adding soil additions to it today. I am getting there!! very sore and very happy. :) hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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07/24/2010 05:30.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Breaking Ground
Well, we starting on the soil yesterday for the veggies and flowers. wow - hard work! It is very rewarding, although, my knee doesn't think so this morning. I have had the reality of good equipment hit me. I am hoping today is better and that after soaking the ground last night, the tiller breaks through a little better today. We are bringing in the soil additions throughout the next week, we have very clay like soil. My neighbors have pitched in to help and we are up to 10 people ready to be a customer - one of them a daycare! I also learned how to drive a tractor today!! so fun! i got it back into the barn safely, so I say - success!! ha! It was extremely hot today and I got sick again. plenty of water still, sometimes it is just too hot, I hope everyone is having a good farm-time and learning as much as I do! :)

Come visit me, Dayspring Produce and Poultry.

07/22/2010 03:46.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Day one working on the farm house
Had a great day cleaning out the farm house. My mom is deathly afraid of mice and we found an entire family in a dresser...funny!!! I was given the task of vaccuuming aorund them since she about had a heart attack when they ran out. It is looking great and we are finding lots of family things that have been lost for years. We hope to work every weekend till we get it done. We learned how fun it is to shovel poop. We also learned what great soil we will have when we are done. We are hoping to have pumpkins in the ground by next week. I think we found some frames for greenhouses at the recycling plant and will get those up behind the house in the next couple of weeks. A great start and a great time today. minus the 110 heat.

Come visit me, Dayspring Produce and Poultry.

07/17/2010 08:23.45 PM Report This Comment  
Thank you to all the nice comments and welcomes. I am learning something new everyday. I look forward to sharing farms stories with you all. :)

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07/07/2010 04:12.11 PM Report This Comment  
  the pet bull
I really don't know what I am going to do with Maxwell yet. I get the sick/orphaned calves from some people around here and try and nurse them to health. I don't know if I will "rent" his services out to farmers or if I will sell him later. Right now, we are happy with good days of bottle feeding and weight gain. :) I hope to be able to continue to be a "mommy" for these calves.

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07/07/2010 04:11.23 PM Report This Comment  
  How fun!
Getting started is the best -- all the plans and ideas will just flow freely! You'll love your chickens -- I have around 70. And canning is a lot of work, but fun and well worth the effort! Good luck, and welcome to Hobby Farm!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

07/06/2010 06:08.38 AM Report This Comment  
Starting out is a wonderful adventure!

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

07/05/2010 08:01.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome! I like your picture!

Come visit me, Grandma's Farm, Tibbs Farm, Allen's Farm & FFA SAE (supervised agricultural experience).

07/05/2010 02:51.27 PM Report This Comment  
Sound like a fun start! Keep learning and trying new things. What is your plan for the bull?

Come visit me, Down by the Rivers & Rivers Run Through It.

07/05/2010 08:42.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Nice picture love the view

Come visit me, Harold's Promise Farm & Araldos Bakari Farm.

07/05/2010 06:32.23 AM Report This Comment  


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