Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

I hope the day finds you blessed with those you love near you, watermelon in hand and remember to whisper a prayer for all the fallen soldiers.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

a day in the sun

yesterday was a glorious warm day.  we have so much to do here, so many gardens to catch up on after so much rain, but what did we do........

because sometimes life is to short not to play for the is hoping for many more summer days of play.

Friday, May 20, 2011

chicken tractors and spring days

we have been swamped with the busy day to day life of spring planting, keeping new bee hives fed and chickens happily munching on fresh grass.  Grass fed animals are the goal and finding ways to make this more reasonable seems to be a constant challenge.  We have chicken tractors made of wood that are great for keeping the girls in, but terribly difficult to move by oneself, leaving the girls too long in one spot quickly destroys large spots of grass.  I am tickled to death with the ingenious idea of tractors made of PVC pipes, that one can literally move with one hand.  Tomorrow we are going to try these out on the rabbits, if it works we can easily place these over the raised eds in the winter, put a hoop house over them and have our beds cleaned up and fertilized for next summer.  It is a forever process of learning and trying new ideas; a grand life.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


  We are delighted that our mushroom kit from fungi perfecti  is coming along nicely.  In this cold, wet and muddy spring, not much else seems to be thriving.  These are pioppino mushrooms, it is wonderfully exciting to start a new project such  as this, and have success. If anyone else is tempted to try their hand at mushroom cultivation, I will say this company has been very helpful each time I call with another novice question and/or concern,

Bon appetite!