Today, a bit of an egg disaster, around 20 eggs down, by far the biggest single egg loss in my brief egg-collecting career. The girls choose to do most of their laying in one nest box (there are six in a row), so there're usually around a couple of dozen eggs in there, … [Read more...] about Chickens love eggs
Archives for December 2008
The first new seed catalog came in three weeks ago, but the first from the two seed companies I mostly use arrived on Friday. Today, I took a quick look, checking to see what's new, but mainly making sure that reliable stand-bys are still around. Dusky eggplant, that manages to … [Read more...] about Hitting the books
Tiny farming tip: to be happier, healthier, and more productive, in and out of the garden, stop following the NEWS! I quit around three years ago, and never felt better. I got sucked back in last September by a tasty combo of Obama, Sarah Palin, and a side order of global … [Read more...] about News, off!
These chickens like snow! The eight remaining roosters have been out and about in some fairly wild weather, making their way through 6" (15cm) blankets of snow, gusting winds and absolutely freezing cold. They always have the option of heading out of the little door in their half … [Read more...] about Chickens in snow
These guys are pretty impressive in the low maintenance department, definitely the toughest, hardiest potted plants I've known. They arrived out of the blue last January, about 20 of them. After a bit of coddling under the fluorescent lights along with the spring seedlings, I set … [Read more...] about Hardy berry