May 22, 2013
Several weeks ago both of our Silkie hens went broody. We decided to let them collect a clutch and see what happens. Last summer they each hatched 2 chicks and we had so much fun watching them. Baby chicks are so stinking cute!
May 3, 2013
We made some major progress with the garden this past week. Look at all we got planted!
- Onion plants (Big Daddy - my one bundle held 48 plants)
- Salad row (1/2 spinach and 1/2 arugula)
- Potatoes (2 rows of Red Pontiac and 2 rows of Yukon Gold)
- Beets (2 rows of Cylindra)
- Peas (1 1/2 rows of Wando and 1/2 row of Champion of England)
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
We live rurally, but are lucky enough that the local highway department has a reuse/recycle center at their garage. Recycling our plastic, metals, paperboard and glass has really cut down on how much garbage we have each week. We used to have a 30 gallon bag of trash each week and once you take out all that we can recycle locally, we only have a 13 gallon sized bag every week.
Our recycling looked a little messy in all the grocery bags we were using.
Apr 18, 2013
Here are some good deals I found this week...
Livestock Feed Pans, Buckets, and Chicken Feeders/Waterers from Miller Manufacturing
On sale at Amazon
Up to 46% off!
Most are eligible for Amazon's Free Super Saver shipping
Apr 17, 2013
Hubz has already run the tiller through the garden once this spring. He got a jump on it when we had a nice weekend. My garlic is doing well. See it there in the front?
I've got a good start on my tomato and cabbage seeds. I started Amish Paste, Brandywine and Isis Candy Cherry tomatoes and Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage. They are looking good so far. I've also started some basil (Genovese). I want to have a whole row of basil so I can have plenty for pesto this year. I'd love to have several jars of pesto in the freezer by summer's end.