30 Mar 2011 1 Comment
28 Mar 2011 5 Comments
Originally, I planned to work in our in-ground garden bed today but it was snowing when we woke up this morning. I refuse to dig in the ground while it’s snowing…. I spent a few hours in the greenhouse potting up tomatoes instead. We need more pots!
27 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
Composted manure from our barn also went onto our garden bed this week, along with the four tons of commercial compost. We once had a cow named Professor Thistle Cobblebottom who contributed greatly to this project. She hogged the hay from the sheep and goats and was very annoying… and delicious.
26 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
24 Mar 2011 2 Comments
Tha’ts what we had delivered yesterday from a food waste composting service. They collect compostable scraps from grocery stores, restaurants, schools & hotels and process it for 8-10 months at their facility. It arrives as perfect 7 pH black gold. We used to purchase soil amendments from garden centers in bags. Never again. Even with the $1/mile one way delivery charge it was a good deal and a gorgeous product. We’ve already got our raised beds amended and huge containers of it stored in the greenhouse. We’ve got other beds around the house and in the back yard that will get some. Thank goodness we have a tractor. The remainder will be worked into the bed we had it dumped onto. It was our potato bed last year and I have just received some beautiful seed potatoes in the mail. But we’ve already expanded it beyond the size we had it last year and I’m hankering to plant some other stuff. Could this possibly be the year I get a pumpkin??
P.S. Those three beds full of green in the foreground contain the garlic we planted last October. Yum.
23 Mar 2011 2 Comments
22 Mar 2011 3 Comments
Today was a first. We pulled a lamb this morning. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Savannah pushed and pushed until she was exhausted so we put on surgical gloves and went in after him. He’s a strong one. He was up on his feet before his mama was. We gave her a few shots and some calcium gel and she’s up and on the mend. Now that we’ve done it once, we’ll be able to easily do it again. But are hoping we don’t have to!
21 Mar 2011 2 Comments
Bindi got into the upstairs bathroom again and procured the remaining toothbrush from the holder. We decided to let her have this one, hoping to spare ours if she ever clamps her eye on them in the master bath. She also procured a mousetrap (with a mouse) that we searched for days to find. Bad kitty.
20 Mar 2011 1 Comment