Sunday, May 7, 2017

First Weekend in May

Today all my goals were met in the garden.  Corn, beans and potatoes planted.

Asparagus 1st year.

Oregano has seeded the path and when you walk on the little plants it smells nice.

Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cabbage

Three newly seeded beds, 2 of corn and 1 of beans.

New potato bed.  A bed of straw with a trough of dirt planted with potatoes.

Snow Peas with my favorite magenta flowers.

Melon, cucumber, squash, sunflower and tomato starts.

The onion bed.

Carrot seedlings coming up.
Garlic sprouts.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Starts

Seeded indoors in April; Cucumbers, Melons, Sunflowers, Squash, Pumpkin, and Brussels Sprouts.  Ready to acclimate to the outside light and temperature.  

My tomato starts will stay inside for another week.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


This weekend I've got to get the potatoes and corn planted.  The corn's gotta be knee high by the Fourth of July,  And don't forget to plant your beans.  It's the start of the warm season.  Get those starts in your garden.  I'm going to wait until mid May to put the tomatoes out.  So much work to do...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

This weekend was a typical wet April weekend where you try to get a few things done.  After bringing the dogs down to the back acre, We made the gates taller to chicken proof the garden.  Checked on and watered the warm weather starts.  And mowed the lawn regardless of the rain.

Warmer weather starts. Melons, Cucumber, Sun Flowers, Pumpkins

Joey the tree kitty.  Cherry trees make great cat trees.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Purple asparagus!

Finally, April. The month gardens come to life, and the diligent winter work of starting seeds comes to fruition. I am hopeful for a good year in my little garden nook.

For the first time, I have real asparagus growing! Fun.  

Friday, May 30, 2014

Identifying Our New Chickens

Now that the chicks have grown up a bit, almost 3 months old, I set to work identifying our brood.  It turns out that we have a collection of:  Dark Cornish, Black Austrolorps, Buff Orphington, Partridge Rocks, Delaware, Speckled Sussex, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Red Star, Americana, New Hampshire Red, and Rhode Island Reds.  Twenty eight in all.

Here are examples of each kind:


Black Austrolorps

Buff Orphington

Dark Cornish


Partridge Rock

Red Star

Rhode Island Red

Silver Laced Wyandotte
Speckled Sussex
New Hampshire Red