lloyd October 30, 2017 Uncategorized 0 Comments Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Tags: avalon_farms, dothan, fall, farm, farmlife, instagram, sustainable, sustainablemarketfarming, weather, wiregrasslocal Continue Reading Previous PostMost farms use livestock guard dogs. Here at Avalon Farms we employ state of the art livestock guard spiders. Just as effective, and much cheaper to feed!Next PostMorning Glory! Dew kissed rose. Has nothing to do with farming. You Might Also Like What’s happening down on the farm with this virus threatening, gatherings canceled and physical set-up farmer’s markets in limbo? We are all unclear on what the future holds. So the question arises, do I continue with “the Plan” for planting, scale back or ramp up? For today I am continuing “the Plan”. That means squash and cucumber seeds went in the ground this week. The 2nd round of potatoes (both fingerling and new potatoes) will be planted today. There are transplants in the greenhouse. Tomatoes and fish peppers are ready to get planted. Eggplants and more peppers in a couple of weeks along with several new to me Asian greens that are quick growing and sound delicious. Some Asian greens are already growing in the aquaponics beds, should be ready in a few weeks. Squash should start making in 45 days (give or take). Cukes take a couple weeks longer. Greens should come in sooner (I think). Other things currently growing in the ground but not ready for harvest are leeks, garlic, onions, radishes and sugar snap peas. Also part of “the Plan”, 100 fluffy baby chicks were delivered this week. 50 are meat birds. 50 are layers. The cycle continues. I’m doing what I can to hurry spring production and get some kinds of quick growing green things available as soon as possible. We still have plenty of fresh eggs and frozen whole chickens available, along with watermelon radishes (Cube and roast in the oven – yum!) You can order online at marketatdothan.com for delivery to Dothan, Daleville/Ft. Rucker and Enterprise. Other options may be available, call or text me. In the mean time, remember Who is ultimately in control. Take care of each other and be safe. March 21, 2020 Remember those wilted winter squash from yesterday? Same squash, this morning. Those big umbrella leaves wilting is a survival mechanism to make it through the heat. It reduces plant water loss as the drooping leaves expose less surface area to the sun. God’s designs are amazing!. August 17, 2019 The cherry tomatoes are going gangbusters! We’ll have our 4 variety Tomato Medley Pack this Saturday at Poplar Head farmers market in Dothan. Stop by and check them out! The variety pack includes: Sun Gold – Has an intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. Their tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat. BHN 624 – (who named this?) A cross between a grape tomato and a cherry tomato. The oval shape of a grape, the juicy consistency of a cherry, and an excellent, sweet-rich flavor. Nice, deep red color. Black Cherry – Sweet and robust. The fruits are almost black in color. (They look more pink to me.) The flavor is dynamic – much like an heirloom. Indigo Cherry Drops – Deep, rosy-red with a black-purple cast that is bursting with sweet flavor. High antioxidant (anthocyanin) from the purple as blueberries have. June 21, 2018 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.