Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In Bloom

Sorry for the lack of posts. Been really busy around here with end of the year stuff at work, getting the summer house I clean ready for the people who own it, taking my first graduate level course in special education, and getting the gardens all planted, among procrastinating about planning my wedding.
Anyways here are a few pics of what is in bloom and a bit of the side veggie garden.

Getting big girl feathers

Gold Speckled Wyandotte:

The chicks are growing fast now. In a week or so we are going to have to move them out of thier current cage and into a bigger enclosure. We are also expecting to get another hal dozen or so day old chicks that will be moving into their cage once the older girls move out.

Buff Orpington:

Golden Comet:Guinea Hen, Silver Speckeled Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red (L to R)Light Brahma (the yellow one):Guinea Hen, Rhode Island Red (Red is the friendliest and the 2 guineas are the most skittish)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fishin in the Pond

My sister came up for the weekend. She had a fishing pole with her so we all went fishing in our pond for the first time. Everyone caught a fish. Our pond was stocked with large mouth bass and we now have a breeding poplulation.

My fish:

T's fish:
My sister's fish (she dropped it on accident):

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ckick Day!

I picked up our chicks after work today. We got 8 babies today and are probably ordering a few more with our friends up the road sometime soon. I have them set up in our former lizards cage in the garage.

We have 2 guinea keets, 1 rhode island red, 1 buff oprington, 1 light brahma, 1 golden laced wyandotte, 1 silver laced wyandotte, and 1 golden comet. I will post more pictures with the breeds listed another time.

Stupid Cats or Smart Cats?

Nora and Monkey

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Growing Things

The seedlings are doing well, trays are filling in. I have never had so many trays going at once. Right now I feel I have more seddlings growing than we can plant in our gardens, but I am not sure I have enough to participate in the farmers market. We shall see. I may just end up having lots of plants to give to friends and family.

This was our most exciting purchase so far this gardening season.

Sorry for the bad picture, it is asparagas. These 25 plants will provide us with shoots for 20 years.

Current seeds planted in the trays include:

Lemon Cucumbers

Pickling Cucumbers

Summer Crookneck Squash

Winter Butternut Squash

3 Varities of Eggplant

Connecticut Field Pumpkins

White Pumpkins


Bok Choy

Swiss Chard





Black Krim Tomatoes

Yellow Jubilee Tomatoes

Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

Sweet 100 Tomatoes

Sugar Peas

Snap Peas


Mini Watermelon

Honeydew Melon

2 types of lettuce

3 types of beans





Blue Lupines

Bells of Ireland

Green Zinnias


Asparagus crowns

3 different types of potatoes