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Anna and I want to thank
everybody for their kind words and thoughts.
Start with a bowl of
thinnings from your vegetable flats. Many (but not all!) vegetables are
edible at the seedling stage. In general, figure if you eat the leaves
or stems of the adult plant, then the seedlings are probably good to
eat as well. Here, I thinned onions, broccoli, parsley, and Swiss chard
to add to our salad.
Lucy died Saturday night
at the ripe old age of twelve and a half. She was the kind of dog who
turned cat people into dog people, but that's only the tip of the
iceberg. She was...
a swimmer of floods...
a stealer of firewood...
a chewer of sticks...
a killer of rats...
a protector of farm animals both large and very small...
always joyful, always eager...
Up until her last day, she offered us more love than we deserved.
We love you Lucy. You will be missed.
I'll admit that I'm
unimpressed by the lettuce this spring in the cold
frame. I suspect the issue is temperature extremes (too hot when I
forget to open the glass, too cold when I forget to close the glass)
combined with moisture extremes (too dry most of the time, then swamped
when water gushes off the roof and onto the baby plants). The
over-wintering arugula, on the other hand, is going gangbusters.
It's been almost a year since
I first used Flex
Seal to make this lid stop leaking.
We can handle some
winter chicken scratching in the garden, but a minor nuisance becomes
potential crop loss once peas are in the ground and seedlings are
coming up. Meanwhile, it seems futile to feed hens if they're hiding
caches of eggs under
the bee hive or in the goat
since those infertile eggs won't hatch without a rooster around.
The chicken tractor waterer will sit in the middle to distribute the weight of the water.
Kayla is one of the best
people I've ever met at finding free and fun activities close to home.
This time, she rustled up an adult art class funded through the 21st Century
Learning Center grant program. First installment ---
niece, D.D., was kind enough to foster our chicks this year.
Has anyone out there
ever dealt with goat external parasites? I think Aurora must have
picked up some kind of biters, because she's been acting funny for the
last few days. She'll be grazing quite happily...then she leaps and
stomps and runs as if trying to evade a wasp. Unfortunately, there
never is a wasp, so she can't escape.
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