Friday, February 12, 2016

February 2016 Update

Hello everyone!  I should let you all know that the first week of January 2016 all of my greenhouse lettuce, arugula and claytonia died.  The temperature got way down in the negatives and it killed all of the plants.  Which, to be honest, mother nature was really on my side this year.  We have had a very mild winter with very few cold weeks.  I just thought I would post a quick update here on my chickens.  Here are a few videos:

In another couple of weeks I will be posting a "review article" on how I've switched to all natural household products.  I've been using quite a few new items and will post my reviews of them.  Thanks for reading, welcome new readers and stay tuned!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015 Update!

Merry Christmas!  Here are some videos of me giving bread to the chickens and also some garden updates.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 2015 Harvest

I just uploaded 3 videos to YouTube so you could see an update on the greenhouse, garden and chickens.  Here they are!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harvest 2015 Update!

It has been awhile since my last update!  I got my greenhouse cold weather plants planted and they've started to grow.  Here is a video on the greenhouse and the hoop row in the garden. 

I am looking forward to harvesting from these cold weather crops!  I am hoping to pick all the way through December!  I am hoping anyway!  

Friday, September 11, 2015

September Update

Last week I planted a row of winter carrots and beet greens.  These are cold weather varieties Napoli (carrots) and Bull's Blood beet greens.  I don't have any sprouts in the row yet, but once it sprouts I will then cover the row with a fabric hoop so I can (hopefully) harvest into November and maybe even later.  I have a few other greens I will be trying out in my greenhouse also. Red Leaf Lettuce, Claytonia (cold weather green) and a cold weather Arugula variety.  I will keep you posted as I go with this project.  For now, here are a few videos updating you on the garden and greenhouse.  Also one video of Rocco and Rambo the rooster. 

Below are a couple of photos of some of the tomato harvest.  We have picked triple this amount.  I canned pasta sauce out of some of them.  Brandywine, Roma, Grape, and Better Boy tomatoes.

Dilly Beans I canned 10 pints!

Here is my farm dog who is also a rescue Rocco!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Garden and Greenhouse August Update!

It's been awhile since my last update, I filmed a short video to show you the progress of the garden and greenhouse.  I plan to plant some "cold weather" crops toward the end of August and try a couple of hoop rows in the garden and possibly use the same cover fabric in the greenhouse.  Also my new addition to the farm, Rocco the dog!  Here is the video!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July Update!

Here is an update on our garden! We planted a much smaller one this year.  I took some photos and a couple of videos.  You can see my rain barrel chicken waterer and also my new Silver Duckwing bantam chickens!
 Green Beans


Roma, Cherry and Brandywine tomatoes!

 Wildflowers.  Black Eyed Susans.

 Blueberry bush! I tasted a couple of berries, they're almost ripe!

 Pinwheel the rooster!  :)
 Baby Silver Duckwing Bantam chickens!

I am not sure if this is a butterfly or a moth but I thought it was really pretty.

Below is a video of my Rain Barrel Chicken Waterer!

Silver Duckwing Bantam Chickens!