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  • it's like kudzu and the news day must be slow...video uplink

    so we planted a tiny bit of pumpkins (8 ac)...a field count today put
    the number at just under

    wait for it...


    5,000.......gasp


    wanna buy some pumpkins ???

    video here:

    and yes that woman is yours truly

    http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story...=97486&catid=2
    Last edited by Tamara in TN; Sep. 1, 2009, 09:57 AM.
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

  • #2
    Cool! Now you just have to find and hire some help to get those puppies out of the field....

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      #3
      Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
      Cool! Now you just have to find and hire some help to get those puppies out of the field....
      all six of my full time guys have said that they will be sick "that day"

      "that day???" says me, "Lord we'll be there three weeks"
      Last edited by Tamara in TN; Aug. 20, 2009, 06:41 PM.
      Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
      I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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      • #4
        Man, we planted ONE Rouge vif d'Etampes and have already harvested and eaten one small pumpkin. There's a monster one harvested, another monster one growing, two small ones growing, and I'm about to start experimenting with stuffed pumpkin blossoms!
        Originally posted by HuntrJumpr
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ambar View Post
          Man, we planted ONE Rouge vif d'Etampes and have already harvested and eaten one small pumpkin. There's a monster one harvested, another monster one growing, two small ones growing, and I'm about to start experimenting with stuffed pumpkin blossoms!
          Oooh!
          I bought those seeds and never did plant them this year.
          Comination of weather & procrastination...
          But nest year, look out!

          Try stuffing the blossoms with seasoned ricotta cheese, or goat cheese - you can do the egg wash, bread crumb thing or just pinch the ends closed and saute nekkid. They are yummy!
          You can also just slice the blossoms themselves and saute in oil w/garlic and serve over pasta.
          They taste faintly of whatever squash you have. : 9
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          • #6
            I remember a few years back that there was a pumpkin shortage due to a cool, wet summer in the NE--maybe you've got a gold mine out there in that field, and you just don't know it yet!! I've heard (snort!) that it's been a bit wet over yonder this summer...

            I planted two Atlantic Giant pumpkin plants in my fish-pond-turned-manure-depository-garden and I've got 7 monsters slowly turning orange. Good thing I love to carve them and that I've got 5 nieces and nephews who are garden free!
            Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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            • #7
              What the hell, I must really suck at growing stuff. I planted a whole packet of pumpkin seeds. My tally?

              NONE!

              I ended up with 26 green beans, a bunch of radish and one ridiculously huge cucumber. Like a baseball bat sized cuke.
              Nothing else.
              Nada.
              You jump in the saddle,
              Hold onto the bridle!
              Jump in the line!
              ...Belefonte

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              • #8
                Tamara....

                How much land do you farm and what do you grow on it besides hay and pumpkins?

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                • #9
                  You're gonna need a bigger truck.
                  I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                  • #10
                    Guin.......loved that line from Jaws. So since Jaws was a great white but Tamara has pumpkins...does that mean she now has to keep an eye out for the Great Pumpkin?

                    Skyy...I'm not Tamara but if I remember correctly I think she has aroound 1600 acres. She's a hay supplier, Production Acres.
                    You jump in the saddle,
                    Hold onto the bridle!
                    Jump in the line!
                    ...Belefonte

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                    • #11
                      Easy...you need to get into the "U-Pick" business. Offer the city peeps the opportunity to go out and pick their very own pumpkins (for a small fee, of course . They do the work, you get the money AND no work). Lots of places like that in this area...they do very well.

                      Caitlin
                      Caitlin
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by skyy View Post
                        How much land do you farm and what do you grow on it besides hay and pumpkins?
                        1600 total acres

                        120 green beans
                        65 field corn
                        8 ( ) howden pumpkins
                        110 ish horses
                        500 ish alfalfa & alfalfa blends
                        800 ish grass hay

                        best
                        Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                        I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                          What the hell, I must really suck at growing stuff. I planted a whole packet of pumpkin seeds. My tally?

                          NONE!

                          I ended up with 26 green beans, a bunch of radish and one ridiculously huge cucumber. Like a baseball bat sized cuke.
                          Nothing else.
                          Nada.
                          You should have picked it when it was small, if you let it 'go to seed', it will stop the blooms and hence, more fruit. Mine for some odd reason are going absolutely wild - overgrowing the bean tower I have them on , I pick one or two a day. Considering I had to plant them twice because of the rain, I'm surprised they lived at all.

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                          • #14
                            We planted all kinds of stuff,started them in the greenhouse, nurtured them tenderly in prepared beds, and you want to know what grew like gangbusters? The effin' pumpkins from Halloween we tossed in the mulch pile! Only five, not five thousand. Five is enough for us, LOL.
                            Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
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                            • #15
                              I have a bumper crop of butternut squash this year (though I only planted three hills). Seemed to be good growing this year for that kind of thing.

                              Of course, you guys could probably grow anything, anywhere, so I'm not surprised you ended up with an "excess"!
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                              Spay and neuter. Please.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by monstrpony View Post
                                I have a bumper crop of butternut squash this year (though I only planted three hills). Seemed to be good growing this year for that kind of thing.

                                Of course, you guys could probably grow anything, anywhere, so I'm not surprised you ended up with an "excess"!
                                we've never planted the things even in a home garden...we never never never thought we'd get more than a couple hundred...ever
                                Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                                • #17
                                  Tennessee IS one of the top pumpkin producing states after all. We are actually higher on the pumpkin list than we are on the kudzu list! (Did you know that on a single hot summer day in Alabama a kudzu vine can grow 18"?!)

                                  Last year mr. subk had the "great" idea to grow pumpkins and have our teenage daughters sell them roadside out of the back of a pickup truck for spending money. Zero pumpkins harvested which was probably a blessing all around.

                                  Don't snakes love pumpkin patches?

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                                    What the hell, I must really suck at growing stuff. I planted a whole packet of pumpkin seeds. My tally? NONE
                                    That's because you like in the soggy NE. I'm willing to bet we will have another pumkin shortage up here this year. I'm thinking Tamara's 5000 pumkins may come in pretty handy!
                                    Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                                      That's because you like in the soggy NE. I'm willing to bet we will have another pumkin shortage up here this year. I'm thinking Tamara's 5000 pumkins may come in pretty handy!

                                      this month only: free pumpkin,cat or snake with every hay purchase!!!!
                                      Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                      I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                                      • #20
                                        Does it come baled in the hay? Or seperate?
                                        Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans

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