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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy 2012 Gardening Season!!!

After Jeff put in our driveway where the old garden used to be, we had to start from scratch.  My birthday present from him this year was the garden - top soil, compost, and plants!!!

It is HUGE this year 20 ft by 30 ft!!!  We've planted Corn, Peppers, Tomatoes, Herbs, Pumpkins, Zucchini and more.  I will post our garden "plan" in a different post.  I completed our plan at - they have a great garden planning site that gives you pointers for the veggies that you're trying to grow!!

The chickens are doing well.  We're getting about 4-8 eggs a day and we let them roam the yard when we're home during the day, so they are essentially free range.  We do need to upgrade their coop, as they are outgrowing their current one, and have plans to do that later this summer.  The dogs still like the chickens.  Kali tries to chase them into their coop and they "fight" back and scare her!!! haha

The cats love to be outside most of the day.  They will go in the pen for the chickens and hang out with them and Felix is still making friends with woodland creatures.  We had some deer near the edge of our woodline this winter, that he would weave between their legs and try to get them to come home with him.

Also, the mini farm will be in action all summer, however, I probably won't be able to make as many produce trips to visit friends.  As most of my followers know, Jeff and I are expecting a baby in late June, so I imagine I'll be very busy with the little one all summer too.  Friends that are close, please feel free to visit the Mini Farm to see me, baby and the garden and chickens of course!!!  I'll still be canning and posting recipes, some of which will probably be baby food that I will freeze till our little farmer can eat it!!  Please check back often or give me some ideas for products your would like to see me try to make!  Thanks for checking in!!

Garden looking towards our woods

Garden looking up hill (this is how we started the planting referring to our plan)

Wild strawberries behind the chicken coop - the chickens LOVE eating these!!

Leaving their dirt bath

Lolly - after her bath today
Fun with the new camera...check out the red on Crow!!
Ann and her Red accents!!
Oscar coming in for the day!!
Our variety of eggs!

Mohawk nesting on some eggs.

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