Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fresh Picked

After at least a week of 90+ degree weather, it has cooled off a bit.  Between rains this morning we picked the first few tomatoes and green beans.  I was also able to pick some Super Thai Chili peppers and jalapenos!  Here are a few photos!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Baby Chicks First Day in the Chicken Tractor

Hello!  We had almost three weeks of rain.  After about one week with dry weather, things are just starting to dry out a bit.  I took a couple of videos this morning of the baby chicks and the garden.  Here they are!

Here are some current photos of the butterfly garden.  Its doing great!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Butterfly Garden, Baby Bunny and Garden Update

Hello!  I just thought I'd take a couple of photos of the garden and while I was out there I saw one of the baby bunnies that I rescued and then let go.  I see them frequently but I generally don't have my camera on me while I'm out there.  Anyway, here are the update photos.

Baby Bunny


Annual Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

The baby chicks are growing so fast!

Tomatoes, beans and peppers

Squash Garden

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Chicken Videos

Due to some set backs we are just now getting the top over the new grassy area for the chickens.  Most of you know I was mowing grass daily so they'd get plenty of it to eat.  Now they've got a new area to scratch and eat bugs and grass from!  Check out the videos!

                                          A couple of chicken photos!

Collard Greens and a Tomato plant that grew on their own right outside the chicken pen.  They must've scratched out seeds from the leftovers I gave them to eat.  They grew themselves!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Garden Update July 2013

Hello everyone!  I am really working toward updating this blog page as frequently as I can, for both readers and myself.  The great thing about this blog is, not only everyone can see what I'm doing, I can also go back and look at past progress.  I am gaining more readers as well.  Most of you are aware by now, I try to have more informative articles throughout the winter, with photos and basic "how to's" during the summer.  Here are quite a few more photos of how the garden is progressing.  I also took a photo of my two cats since they've never made an appearance on the blog before! Enjoy!

Blueberries are ripening! (I ate a couple but they were still sour.)

The grape vine is producing.  

I picked some jalapenos, green peppers and lettuce that day.

Butterhead Lettuce


Super Thai Chile.  Very hot peppers.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash


Green Peppers before I picked them.

I am trying shelling beans for the first time this year. I have both Great Northern and Kidney.  I'm also growing Maxibel and Garden of Eden green beans!

I have always loved flowers but never spent a whole lot of time growing them.  My good friend Melissa has gotten me into growing flowers and now I seem to be addicted!  All of these flowers have been an experiment.  I also have a small butterfly garden that I'll photograph once there are some blooms!

Morning Glory 

Knockout Rose (I've had this for 2 years, the blooms were eaten by deer the first year before they opened. This year the blooms were huge!)

I have a Coneflower mix.  The white ones were first to bloom!

Shasta Daisy


The blog just wouldn't be complete without a couple of chicken photos!

The baby chicks are getting so big and getting feathers!

Here are my cats Wolfie (orange) and Lily (black).  They're not outdoor farm cats....but rather indoor spoiled cats!   Thanks to everyone for reading and spreading the word!  I never imagined I'd be getting this many readers from all over the world!  Thank you!