Flynn Farm Fresh

Vine Garden 2020

This year I planted 5 rows of vine crop. From east to west:

  • Row 1 Pumpkins – Jack O’ Lantern, Atlantic Giant, Small Sugar Organic
  • Row 2 Cucumbers – Pick a Bushel Hybrid, Burpless Beauty, Straight Eight
  • Row 3 Tomatoes – San Marzano, Rutgers, Burpee’s Big Boy Hybrid
  • Row 4 Watermelon – Bush Sugar Baby, Georgia Rattlesnake
  • Row 5 Gords, Squash, Cantaloupe – Ornamental Big Gourds Mix, Early Acorn Hybrid, Heart Of Gold,Winter, Buttercup Burgess Strain

McCormick-Deering #7 Mower

Restoring the McCormick-Deering #7 High Gear Mower from Flynn Field Farm.

Flynn’s Famous White Chicken Chili

2 lbs. cooked/grilled chicken (or 3 cans of Swanson Chicken – Drained)

3 cans White Northern Beans (Drained)
1 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Oil

1 Large Onion – Chopped
1 can Chopped Green Chilies

Spices

2 Tablespoons Chili Pepper 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon Salt

2 Cans Swanson Chicken broth
3 Cups Grated Mont. Jack Cheese 1 Medium Container Sour Cream

In a skillet with oil, cook onions and spices until the onions are soft.
In a crockpot, combine beans, broth, tomatoes, and chicken.
Then add cooked onions & chicken to the pot. Cook for about one hour.

Add sour cream & cheese until blended.

Composting Chicken Manure

Composting is a way to turn organic waste, such as food scraps, chicken manure, and yard trimmings, into a rich, soil-like material that can be used to fertilize gardens and plants. Here are the steps to start composting at home:

  1. Choose a spot in your yard that is convenient and easy to access. Many people like to set up their compost bin or pile it in a corner of their yard or near their garden. Ours is located in the corner of the garden.
  2. Decide on a container for your compost. You can use a store-bought compost bin, or you can create your own using wire fencing or pallets. If you don’t want to use a container, you can simply create a pile on the ground.
  3. Add organic materials to your compost. This can include food scraps (such as fruits, vegetables, and eggshells), yard trimmings (such as grass clippings and leaves), and paper products (such as newspaper and cardboard). Avoid adding animal products (such as meat and dairy) and materials that have been treated with chemicals (such as pressure-treated wood and painted materials).
  4. Mix and moisten the materials. To help the composting process, you’ll want to occasionally turn the materials in your bin or pile to allow oxygen to circulate. You can use a pitchfork or shovel to do this. Additionally, it’s important to keep the compost moist, but not too wet. A good rule of thumb is to aim for the moisture level of a wrung-out sponge.
  5. Wait for the compost to mature. The composting process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the materials you’re using and the temperature outside. As the materials break down, they will become a dark, crumbly, soil-like substance. Finish compost will have a sweet earth-like smell.
  6. Using your compost. When your compost is ready, you can use it to enrich the soil in your garden or potted plants. Simply mix it into the soil or topdress your plants with a layer of compost.

Remember to keep your compost moist, but not too wet, and mix it regularly to ensure that it breaks down properly. If you have any questions or need more guidance, don’t hesitate to ask!

Free-range Chickens

Free-range chickens are chickens raised in a way that allows them to roam freely outdoors, rather than being confined to a small indoor space or a cage. This type of chicken farming is often associated with more humane and sustainable practices, allowing the chickens to express more natural behaviors and live a more natural life.

In general, our free-range chickens are raised where they have access to the outdoors, through a small opening in their coop and a larger fenced-in area. They also are allowed to roam freely in the pasture or in our orchard eating the windfall fruit. Our Free-range chickens are fed a diet of grains, seeds, and insects, and are also given supplements such as vitamins and minerals.

There are many benefits to raising chickens in a free-range environment. Free-range chickens tend to be healthier and more resistant to disease than chickens confined to small spaces, as they have access to fresh air, sunlight, and a varied diet. Flynn Farm Fresh free-range chicken eggs are considered to be of higher quality, as the chickens can forage for their own food and have a more varied diet.

As a side note, it is essential to understand that the term “free range” can be somewhat misleading, as it is not regulated by any specific standards or guidelines. As a result, it is important to do your research and choose a reputable farmer or producer if you are interested in purchasing free-range chicken products.

Pumkins

Growing pumpkins is a fun and rewarding activity that can be done in a backyard garden or in a larger field. Here are some general steps for how to grow pumpkins:

  1. Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil for your pumpkin plants. Pumpkins need plenty of sunlight and water to thrive.
  2. Prepare the soil by removing weeds and adding compost or other organic matter to improve the soil structure.
  3. Sow the pumpkin seeds directly in the ground in late spring or early summer, after the last frost has passed. Plant the seeds about 1 inch deep and about 3 to 4 feet apart, as pumpkins have long vines that need room to grow.
  4. Water the seeds regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. As the plants grow, mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  5. Fertilize the plants every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer to provide the nutrients they need to grow.
  6. Monitor the plants for pests and diseases and take appropriate action if needed. Common pests include squash bugs and cucumber beetles.
  7. Harvest the pumpkins when they are fully ripe, which is typically when the skin is hard and the stem is dry. Use a sharp knife to cut the stem, leaving a few inches attached to the pumpkin.

With proper care and attention, your pumpkin plants should produce a healthy crop of fruit. Enjoy your pumpkins in a variety of dishes or use them for decorative purposes.

2022 Garden Seed List

Sierra Blanca
Sierra Blanca (F1) Onion Plants
Ace
Ace(F1) Bell Pepper Seed
Red Carpet
Red Carpet Organic (F1) Onion Seed
Bridger
Bridger (F1) Onion Seed
Frontier
Frontier (F1) Onion Seed
Purple Passion
Purple Passion( F1) Asparagus Crowns
King Arthur
King Arthur (F1) Bell Pepper Seed
Diva
Diva Cucumber Seed
Corinto
Corinto Organic (F1) Cucumber Seed
Nokya
Nokya (F1) Cucumber Seed
Rouge Vif D'Etampes
Rouge Vif D’Etampes Pumpkin Seed
Charisma PMR
Charisma PMR (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Knuckle Head
Knuckle Head (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Speckled Hound
Speckled Hound (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Igor
Igor (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Sugar Cube
Sugar Cube (F1) Melon Seed
Hannah's Choice
Hannah’s Choice (F1) Melon Seed
Brandywine
Brandywine Organic Tomato Seed
Big Beef Plus
Big Beef Plus (F1) Tomato Seed
Lemon Boy Plus
Lemon Boy Plus (F1) Tomato Seed
Martha Washington
Martha Washington Organic (F1) Tomato Seed
Valencia
Valencia Organic Tomato Seed
Honey Bear
Honey Bear (F1) Acorn Squash Seed
Cargo PMR
Cargo PMR Treated (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Rubypak
Rubypak (F1) Carrot Seed
Elsye
Elsye Organic (F1) Onion Seed
Patterson
Patterson(F1) Onion Seed
Renegade PMR
Renegade PMR Treated (F1) Pumpkin Seed
Striped German
Striped German Organic Tomato Seed
German Johnson
German Johnson Organic Tomato Seed