Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunflowers!

Dontcha just love sunflowers?


The BOSS (black oil sunflower seed) sunflowers that I planted with clover in the front of the property are doing great! These will be cut and dried for chicken snacks this winter. I wish I could have a whole field of them....I'm working on it!

**** Stay tuned for hot weather poultry tips - yesterday we didn't get inside until after 9pm. Until I can get my act together, here's another short version for you.

Keep those water buckets full and those fans going - we are expected to have a heat index of between 105* - 110*!!!

Stay cool!

4 comments:

Mr. H. said...

Pretty flowers..we came close to purchasing a small oil press and growing the black seed sunflowers for oil...maybe next year. I have some cool rainy weather that I have been trying to blow your way but I see it has not mad it yet.

catherineleighcrocker said...

I love sunflowers - they by far are my favorite! Thanks for sharing your picture...I also enjoy seeds on salads so try on a chicken salad :)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Wow Mr. H. - hadnt thought about a press..hum.. I'll check it out.

Hi Catherine! Yep - love the sunflowers - cant wait to have even more next year.

jj said...

Nice sunflowers! We planted some seeds from a bag of bird seed, and some even grew, but nothing is flowering yet. Like you, ours will be chicken treats...seemed like a good idea, anyhow...

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