Tadpole's Outdoor Blog

June 10, 2015

Grandson comes to visit

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 9:09 am
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garrett-tractor-060715He volunteered to help with chores using Kubota.

Empty Burn Barrel

Re-pile brush pile

Pick cucumbers

and other chores

October 24, 2011

Our new raised bed for Dill and Garlic

We built the frame out of sweet gum logs to keep the nature appearance.

Once the logs were stacked three high, the bed was lined with tar paper

to prevent the encroachment of tree roots.


Filling the bed with soil was made  easy by using our Kubota.


Once it rains and the soil settles,

the tar paper will be trimmed.

We will then plant the Dill Weed seed and Garlic Cloves.

Instructions for planting Garlic:

“Plant individual garlic cloves in October. First, break apart the bulb and separate the cloves, leaving the papery skin intact. Choose the largest cloves from the bulb for planting. Push each clove into the soil about 3 to 4 inches deep, with the pointy side up. Cover the garlic seed with 2 to 3 inches of soil and pat down. Cover the area you planted with mulch.Keep your garlic plants happy with regular watering.”

Instructions for Dill Weed:

Here are a few suggestions to start you on your way to a crop of dill:

  • Dill, like most herbs, loves to bask in the sun, but will tolerate afternoon shade.

  • Dill grows up to 3 feet tall, so plant it in the back of your flower, vegetable or herb garden.
  • Sow seeds close together. This will allow the plants, which blow over easily to support each other.

  • Cover the seeds lightly, and allow a week or two for them to germinate.

  • For a continuous crop, sow repeatedly from mid spring to early summer.”

May 30, 2011

One of my tractor operators

Filed under: Family — Freddie Keel @ 9:03 pm
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April 29, 2011

my tractor is in the hospital

my guys with my tractor


the seat and fenders have been removed from the back portion


yep, this is the front portion


Mike Hammer of Hammer Equipment in Lufkin, Tx are nice folks to deal with when you have troubles.

His service staff are well qualified, very pleasant with a desire to take care of their clients.

Buying a Kubota Tractor or Mower,  check with Mike Р936 634 7000 or 1 888 6.34 7001


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