the vegetable garden, 4 weeks after planting!

Four weeks after planting, and likely just before it POPS, as weve had a lovely and much needed bout of rain here in Vermont.  Perfect for all those tiny little seedlings coming up, but not so much for these three little urchins who just want to go outside and play!  I wanted to document and…

Making a grazing frame, aka, the chicken salad bar!

Since our move a little over a month ago, and now having to keep our chickens more contained (we have neighbors now, yay!)…our chickens have since eaten every single living plant thing in the yard. Chickens, our chickens seem to employ this slash and burn tactic of eating, digging up, and completely shredding all plant…

The poultry inventory…

This is our 3rd year keeping chickens, for both eggs and meat….and our flock has grown from 12 red star hens to a mixed menagerie of many heritage breeds. Here are the ladies (with a few boys mixed in) The light brahma, a good dual purpose bird (for both eggs and meat), they have feathered…

The last of the planting…(hopefully!)

What to do with a lovely long stretch of sunny fence line? Plant more tomatoes! 24 tomato plants to be exact. The soil is turned, the weed block is laid down and pinned in, holes cut, compost mixed in, and tomatoes planted! Voila! We have officially hit the too many tomatoes mark, with almost 80…

The munchkins

The wild baby of the woods, aka ‘danger baby’ The philosopher, my eldest….thinker, doer, fixer, question asker, maker of things…. Princess ninja, aka ‘nature girl’…lover of all creatures, bitey ones included…tough as nails, and sweet as honey, poultry whisperer, my sweet middle child!

The garden! Finally it is spring!

After a long winter, and a move to a new house and land, it is finally planting time….there is much to be done, but at least the plants and seeds are in the ground!