What about this: a tribe of asparagus children, but they're self- conscious about the way their pee smells. Asparagus. With Easter around the corner and everyone posting pictures of their crop coming in, I get a little jealous. And a little mad at myself--if only I had started last year! You see, I love asparagus… Continue reading The Vegetable I Wish We Grew
Handing the Garden Over
I'm giving in. I have handed the garden over to the chickens. These past few weeks, I haven't been giving the garden the attention it needs, or that it deserved. I've put at least 1 bushel of tomatoes in the compost, likely more. I've let at least another half bushel or bushel go bad on… Continue reading Handing the Garden Over
Let the eggs roll!
If I had posted last Friday evening, this picture above is what you would have seen. Finally some ripened tomatoes, enough to make sauce. More white scallop squash, my new favorite. Raspberries from the sticks we planted. And our first egg. I've been told the photo makes it look pink, but this is a white… Continue reading Let the eggs roll!
20th Post: New Additions!
I have a few posts pending, one especially on hatching eggs, but what's more appropriate for a 20th "benchmark" post than some pictures of the newest additions? These are my 9 wheaten/blue wheaten ameraucana chicks. I had 9 out of the 24 eggs I bought hatch, but more on that in my hatching post (later… Continue reading 20th Post: New Additions!
A Quiet Morning
This was one of the quietest mornings we've had in a long time. We left the windows open. We came back late. We were tired. Huck would move around in his crate. But nothing too loud. Nothing that would wake you and keep you up. I almost missed it. I almost hoped one of the… Continue reading A Quiet Morning
A year ago today, I was scrambling around my kitchen to finish up potato salad and make cheddar/pepper venison patties for a bonfire that night. I headed out at 12 to go to wine tastings (and wine bottle tastings) with a group of friends. We rode down the road in the Jeep with the top… Continue reading Birthday Chicken
Memorial Day Weekend To-Do List
I'm trying to post and get dressed and get things done all in time to make a cake tasting at 11am. Not much is getting done, I'll tell you that. I want to post about the chickens, and the garden, and the fact that holy crap, I can grow things! But instead, until later this… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend To-Do List