Friday, June 26, 2009

Mrs. Sadie: note the large hole behind her
Pretty orange lilly

My first red tomato (cody ate it)

Dark red daylilly

Beware the Chickens of the corn. She who walks behind the rows will peck you.....

Chester T.V.

Chester vs. the cat clock (please ignore my dirty kitchen)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I read on the internet that you should put golf balls in your nest box so the chickens will know where to lay their eggs. I cleaned out the shed today and found some so I snuck them in the coop (yes It's still a little early for eggs). It was comical They kept looking at each other like are those yours?
These are my giant red cabbages compared to my foot.

Green Cabbage, Broccoli, Lettuce, Red cabbage and Corn (also weeds)

My main garden

The baby piranah eating weeds

Chicken t.v.

The rain finally came and man did it help. My garden sprang back to life it looks great! This is my first year growing cabbage and they are Huge! The greenbeans made a comeback, the peas have pods already and the tomatoes have bloomed and some even have tomatoes. The only bad thing is the weeds everywhere.

The chickens are doing good. Rose is still chicken queen, Rachel helped me put a black mark on her leg so everyone can tell her apart. Cody came over the other day and I couldn't keep him out of the chicken run. He also helped me catch rose, actually it was more like herding.

The dogs are good Chester is over his hunger strike. Sadie is crazy as always, she barks at night all the time and I finally figured it out the other day. She is barking at airplanes.

We had a pretty successful yardsale last weekend. Shermie and I got lots of goodies while junking. Life is pretty good around here.

That's about all for this week

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Short Update:
We put all the chickens in together over the weekend. Rose is being bossy as usual but she hasn't hurt anyone yet (she herds the others). I clipped all their feathers and I named one baby buttercup, the rest are still nameless. The babies are much friendlier than the bigger birds they actually let me pet them. I have been letting the biggers birds out to free range when I'm outside. They don't try to run away but it's tricky getting them to go back in. I finally found out what breed my big chickens are they are white leghorns. Which means they will lay large white eggs. Which will amuse me cause the others will lay brown eggs, so I'll have variety. As you can see from the picture above I picked some lettuce from the garden today for salads. Shermie made fun of me for taking salad pictures, but we agreed it tasted good (for a salad). That's all for now.....