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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.
horse manure delivery we
got back in the Summer is still paying dividends.
The cold snap has
passed, and now warm weather is once again tempting me out into the
garden. Good thing too because it's finally time to plant carrots and
This year, I'm trying a
hybrid approach to my pea-planting. I was excited by how well inside-started
seeds did in the
garden last spring...but a bit daunted by the idea of starting several
flats of peas to hit our full quota. But what if I direct-seed the
rows, then fill in gaps with inside-started seedlings?
The latest egg hiding spot for our renegade hen is underneath the bee hive box.
These aren't the first
flowers I saw in 2017. But they are the first flowers I saw on the
first day of spring...which makes them the first spring flowers, right?
Sometimes the Kubota X900
shift lever gets stuck.
I was a lazy, lazy
homesteader this fall. Well, actually, I was too sick to do many of my
usual tasks, so I let most of them slide. But the results are the same.
I didn't mulch bare spots in the garden. I didn't put away all of the
sprinklers. And I never got around to hooking
up the backup heat
in the fridge root cellar.
My inside seedlings took
off like a rocket after Mark
built them a special spot under the elevated sofa complete with fluorescent
The only trouble
is...the broccoli is already growing out the bottom of the flat and
searching for real dirt! These babies aren't supposed to move to the
garden for another three weeks, but I'm already discarding
my own advice and
considering setting them out early. After all, one ten degree night
aside, it does appear to be an early spring. Right?
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