I, by no means, hate storms. I find them fairly calming and relaxing, beautiful, and they tend to help me sleep. However, I do not enjoy cleaning up the mess from large storms. A few branches on the ground? Fine. No problem. A little extra water runoff? Not a huge issue. The plants in the … Continue reading Let It Rain! Let It Pour!
Since the addition of Oliver to our family, life has returned to fairly normal–a hardly any sleep, potty training, teething kind of normal. The dogs are accepting him fairly well. Apollo seems to have taken him under his wing–or paw–and watches over him, plays with him, and roughs him up a bit. Ace still isn’t … Continue reading And Then There Were…. Way More Than Expected
The garden is still doing quite well despite the past few days getting as cold as the mid-30s. In fact, it is doing better than ever! Yesterday I was thrilled to see that our strawberries and cherry tomatoes are flourishing. Not only do the strawberries have multiple flowers, but a tiny strawberry has begun to … Continue reading Miracles In Your Own Backyard
I am happy to report that every single little chick has survived since being placed in the coop. It was a rough couple days at first, but they seem to have been accepted as part of the flock even if they’re still picked on just a bit because they’re still so small. This corner of … Continue reading Veggie Addicts
Troy decided it was time to put the baby chicks in the coop tonight. I was not prepared in the least. I realize they are nearly 2 months old now. However, my stress and anxiety over something happening to them because they are so little and my fear that one or more of them may … Continue reading Another Empty Nest
So when you want to travel, even overnight, and you have pets it generally requires a great deal of planning beforehand simply for pet accommodation and either family favors and bribery or spending a small fortune to board them somewhere reputable. So what about when you have chickens and ducks? Obviously boarding is not really … Continue reading Chickens, Ducks, and Dogs. Oh My!
Thankfully we were able to get all of our plants in the ground before the last 4 days of rainfall. Our garden is finally completely planted, except perhaps the corn which we’ll likely need to re-seed, so now all that’s left to do is maintenance and wait. Luckily with the week of rain we have … Continue reading Planted, Now Patient
As previously stated, we have come so far in the past year and a half. We have such a large family full of animals. The little ones are growing up to be just as big as our older chickens in just 2 months time. The older girls are all still laying eggs steadily. In fact … Continue reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Now that the cold and frost seems to have officially left town until fall, we decided to officially begin the re-build on the garden and further the planting. Let me tell you, it is such a relief to be able to come home and spend 20 minutes watering the entire garden while standing out in … Continue reading Garden Growth (Take 2)