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!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Chicken Swing!

My dad made this chicken swing last year and I didn't think they would pay any attention to it...but they love it!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

First StealthCam Photos

I finally got some photos on the Stealth Cam trail camera that are worth sharing.  Here they are!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rescued Baby Bunnies and Stealth Cam Setup

Here is another update of what I've been doing the last couple weeks.  I updated not too long ago, but had more video than I could upload with the time I had.  A couple weeks ago my dad and I rescued 4 wild baby bunnies from a nest that was being attacked by a stray cat.  I took 2 short videos of them eating this morning, they're doing well and I am planning on maybe letting them go around Memorial Day.

Baby Bunnies

Here is an update on my Interplex Solar Nite Eyes predator protection setup

I put up the Stealth Cam G42NG trail camera this morning.  I'm hoping to have some photos by tomorrow morning!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring 2015

Here is a quick update of the plants and flowers coming up.  Here are some photos:

Plum Tree in bloom

 Crabapple Tree in bloom
 This is a wildflower of some sort, but I don't know what it is.
 Pear Tree
 First year for these pear trees, so I will keep updating on how they're doing.
 Hostas coming up!
 This is a groundcover that my mom has, and its great! But again, I'm not sure what its called.
 Lily of the Valley
 Green Onions are coming up!
 Grecian Wind Flowers
 Here is a closer photo of the plum tree blooms.

Here are some videos of chickens and some things I was doing today! The weather was so great!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Good Snowy Morning!

Just made a quick video this morning....we are getting a bunch of snow today here in Central Ohio.

Friday, February 13, 2015

February Updates!

Here is what I've been up too lately!  It has been very cold here in Central Ohio and I'm always preparing for snow storms or cold temps.  Check out the videos!

 This is Freebie!  She was a free chick in my hatchery order.  She's a White Leghorn and she is the smallest chicken I have.  She is the most reliable egg layer, she is also the only chicken I have that lays white eggs.                    

Below is one of my roosters.  His name is Big Boy. He's the largest and definitely the one in charge!

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 2015 Update

Happy New Year!  It has been quite a while since my last update back in September.  So far this winter has been going well with the new chicken barn.  We had a few very cold nights though, and I decided to get a poultry heater to use when the temperature goes below 10 degrees.  I ended up getting the "Sweeter Heater" Poultry heater.  I got the side mount 11x30inch model.  Below are a couple of videos and also a couple of photos of one of my roosters.  His name is Sriracha! I am also starting to get a list of seeds I will need for garden planting. I got a variety pack of heirloom seeds for Christmas that I'm looking forward to planting.