Sunday, April 22, 2012

The rain has finally come. Everything looks good except the cabbage and broccoli which are being attacked by the root maggots. We did so well with the cabbage and broccoli last year I thought we would have smooth sailing. Better go start some more seedlings and put them somewhere else. Can't wait to get the tomato plants in and plant the beets, squash, cucumber and beans. Not quite warm enough.

Sheep Shearing

Naked as the day they were born!

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Grass. Happy sheep and hens.

The chickens and sheep are sure happy. Finally they are out on the new pasture with fresh grass.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Freshly tilled soil

Well the compost has been spread and the soil tilled. It's a beauty to behold. After adding a few other soil amendments it will be ready for the seeds and the little baby seedlings. the fresh soil looks great, but can't wait for it to be covered in green.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring 2012

Gosh it has been almost a year. Nothing like winter to shut down a blog. So we are slowly starting up again. Some seedlings have been started (lettuce, broccoli and cabbage). I though I would start the tomatoes a bit later this year, when it is a bit warmer. Spent a bundle on heating the greenhouse last year. Soon we will be tilling the ground and then planting spinach, lettuce and sugar snap peas. The pasture was re-seeded last fall with new grass and hopefully it will start to grow soon. The sheep are a bit tired of hay and eager to get on to fresh grass. Ditto for the chickens. The mobile hoop coops need some fixing up and new tarps before they can be used. I will be getting another 200 hens to add to the 300 that we have so there should be plenty of eggs for everyone. Hope to have a bountiful harvest this year. Here are a few pictures from last year to wet your appetite.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunshine and Rain

So far it is turning out to be a great spring. Lots of sunshine and lots of rain. The pasture is starting to fill in with the new grass, the lettuce, spinach, onions and sweet peas are coming along nicely. The tomato plants we started in the greenhouse are now five feet tall. All the animals seem happy. Life is good.