Monday, May 24, 2010
Wow, where did 3 weeks go since the last post? Lots of things happening here, both good and bad. Here is Freckles with her adopted babies, 7 meat chicks. I timed her setting so that her borrowed eggs would hatch the same day we were to pick up the meat chicks from the feed store. She never noticed the switch.
In the not so happy news, two of the horses got inside the garden fence one night, the wind blew the gate shut behind them, and thats where I found them in the morning. Everything that was up and growing was pretty much stomped into oblivion, except the plants in the hoop houses, cold frames, and covered with ice cream buckets.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I tilled up the floor in the older greenhouse today, holding my breath so I wasn't breathing the gas fumes. Love my little mantis tiller! Its now full of sweet million tomato transplants. Sweet million are my favorites, sweet brilliant red tiny tomatoes borne in symetrical pairs along a long branch. They will have to be tied up later as they almost reach the ceiling of the greenhouse.
Giant Tess has had a new coat of green this spring. She came through the winter somewhat patchy
Lately I scored the BEST recycle/trade ever! I got this wonderful useful cap for my truck essentially free. Actually the fellow traded me for three bottles of jam. I know it's really good jam, but I did get the better of the deal.
The greenhouse is so full, I have to make some more cold frames to get the cukes and peppers and other warmth loving stuff out into the garden. It gets pretty chilly for them when a fog rolls in here. Once the greenhouse beds are somewhat clear of transplants taking up space, more tomatos are going to be planted into the bed. Looks like a job for this week.
Ha! I just did a double take at the truck photo...it looks like the greenhouse/chicken house is loaded on the wagon...
Here's my son and daughter in law in Fredericton getting into the garden spirit. Over the weekend I helped them get a raised bed garden going, 3feet by 10 feet.They will be amazed at how much good food can come out of such a small space.
Posted by Kathi Dunphy at 1:46 PM