Fri, 05/11/2012 - 16:26
Last night I planted Thorogreen Lima beans... in the dark. By the time I was done, it was far too late to take a picture so I had to take on this morning. This is the first time that I have planted Thorogreen beans. I forgot to buy more Dixie Butter Peas so I got these at a local Feed and Seed. Here's to hoping.
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:11
The first of the Buff Orpingtons was named recently. This is 'Baby'. She is the runt of the flock. She crys a lot and she trys to convince the others to sit on her. I was really hesitant to name her becuase I thought that she might not make it. Last week, she wouldn't eat for a while and I was afraid that they had a parasite.
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 00:00
I have planted 2 and 1/3 rows of Dixie Butter Peas (lima beans) in the Home Garden. I would have planted more but I ran out. Aparently, I neglected to order any and I only had leftovers from last year.
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 00:00
The Home Garden is now plowed. Nothing is planted yet but it is plowed.
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 12:22
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 06:00
I finally have the Middle-House Garden ready. I laid off 26 rows. Really 24, some of them are very short. I planted 6 rows of Silver Queen corn and 5 rows of Blue Lake green beans. Now lets see if I can keep the gound hogs and deer out of it long enough to harvest.
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 06:00
This past Monday, the Color Ranger chicks moved to the chicken coop. I finally finished up the walls and bleached the mold so it’s ready enough for chickens. I added a threshold to hold back the liter and added a couple of wheel barrow loads of leaves. I made a quick, impromptu roost for the birds out of an old piece of lumber. Monday was one of the coldest nights in the past couple of weeks but the chicks HAD to go.
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 14:56
I had another “Jerk” moment this morning. I was brushing my teeth when my phone rang. I thought one of my application servers at work had crashed but on the other end of the phone was the post office telling me that my chickens had arrived.
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:13
On Monday, I was cleaning out the chicks’ feeder and refilling it with some yummy chick feed. As I went to put the feeder back in the smaller of the two boxes of chicks, I saw a single chick setting on the top of the box wall. It was just sitting there; apparently it was pondering what I was doing. Well, I thought I’d better get you guys in your coop or next thing I know I’ll wake up to chickens on the dresser mirror. Last Thursday, I split them into two boxes because they were so big that crowding was becoming an issue. Now, they are learning to fly …if not fly then “wing-assisted-jumping”.
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 09:51