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We had nice 9 - 10" ears. Pickn' was on Aug. 4th
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We NEVER apply pesticides or herbicides on our vegetable crops! It better for our family & yours!

We planted Silver Queen Sweet Corn and had a great abundance to harvest, thanks to the rain we had in June & July.   All the rain made haying difficult, but the corn appreciated it very much.
Last years drought took it 's toll heavily on our corn crops (see 2002 crops page).
 
The rain made it another bad year for tomatos.  Last year the tomatos didn't recieve enough rain this year they got too much and split like crazy!
Our Red & Russet potato's did very well with little to no help in the way of watering/irrigation from us.  Mother nature kept the ground ideal for potatos.  The best part about growing them is...............
 

And of course, EATING THEM!
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Potatos make a great meal! Eat a pound or two today!

Our Howden/Jack O'lantern pumpkins did extremely well this year.   They didn't require any irrigation, and rippened right on schedule.  We had an early frost (October 2nd & 3rd), but 95% of them were matured to a bright orange and were harvested the evening before the frost hit.
 
Our largets pumpkin reached 45 lbs. with a diameter of 52"!!
There were no fertilizers used on our pumpkins other than compost that was turned into the ground in the spring.
 

There was plenty of rain this year, on average it rained every 4th day!  There was also lots of morning dew to give the vines a good start each day.  We didn't have to irrigate at all this year!

Sam with our 45 pound Howden/Jack O' lantern
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The smaller "sugar pie" ones are good for...You got it! Pumkin Pie!!