Saturday, we finished painting the barn (save a little touch up here and there) just in time for a huge Derecho type straight-line wind storm to peel back 2 of the tin roof panels like a sardine can, and bent back the corners of the ledge on the west side. I'd never seen anything like it in my life. The sheet of rain was so thick, you couldn't really even see out the front window. I had a barn full of people who promptly piled into the basement thinking it was an approaching tornado! Quite…Continue
We got our first 2 eggs tonight! Since Peckerina, our White Leghorn, is the only white egg layer we have, we assume the smaller egg was laid yesterday, and the larger one today? They're fairly small, but I'm assuming they will get bigger as she fully matures. She's 17 weeks on Monday. Regardless, we are very excited!…Continue
We've been so busy lately with coop building and other projects around the place, we neglected our garden for a few weeks. It has become over-run with crabgrass and other miscellaneous uselessness. (Fortunately, though, the veggie plants are still doing very well regardless!) Turning a horse pasture into a field of herbs and vegetables is turning out to be extremely tricky with our limited available equipment and resources...
Here is a taste of what we started with (other half of…Continue
Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on June 20, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Good afternoon! We just received a good soaking of much needed rain! (I've been walking gallon jugs of water out to the field drying the dry spells...)
The seeds we planted are doing very well so far, although we've had several cayenne plants die off due to freak late near freezing temperatures. Luckily the jalapenos and tomatoes had not gone in yet. The greasy bean seeds my Dad gave to us from his harvest last year are already beginning to climb the tipi. So far, so…Continue