Thursday, June 13, 2013

Confession- Mini Farm Update

I have a confession to make. I just put seeds in the ground last week and I can't remember where I put them or what it was that I planted. I just remember that it put down squash, cucumbers and some TamDew melons. Why you ask? I realized that it was JUNE!!!! and I hadn't gotten these things in the ground. I had room but it all ended up all over the place because my kids were yelling and it was bed time and and and and............... I guess I will just see how that goes.

Here are some photos from the 'Farm'.
Buff the Buff Orpington dust bathing in the heat trying to stay cool

Mathilda the Australorp being careful not to get caught. 

Chipmunck the Cream Legbar and Fluffybum the French Copper Maran were not wanting their photo taken today.

No eggs yet but any day now!

Fava beans, Carrots, and red okra.

Creme de la Creme melon

Tomatoes

Tomato flowers

Grape plant

Sweet pepper plant


Bees buzzing in and out. Have to add the second hive body tomorrow! Exciting!

one of my veggie beds. Look at all of the collard greens and brocoli and Kale.

Just finished fencing the porch off from chickens so that we can use it and bleaching and scrubbing the deck. 

Icelandic chicken eggs in the incubator! I'm excited and hope I have learned my lesson.


The bees are busy, my garden is really doing well with what I have planted and the chickens are doing great and I hope to see the big girls start laying soon.

I got Icelandic chicken eggs from an Icelandic girl in Washington state. I hope that they are thriving in there and that I get at least one hen.

The back porch has been fenced off and cleaned so that the family can use it again. It had gotten really gross after the chickens realized that there was cat food on the deck. They love that stuff even though they have plenty of organic chicken feed and free range of the backyard.

I will take some photos of the bees when I open up the hive tomorrow and show you how much work they have done. There was so much honey in there and my queen was laying and there was brood! I'm so excited about how well things are going. If only I could keep up with mowing the backyard too. It's a mess. I need some sheep or a horse borrowed for a day or two to eat all of this grass.

What is going on in your backyard?

2 comments:

  1. my 'backyard' aka my window sill is doing well with basil and thyme in it. I think I have room for a 3. herb but cannot decide which one to get. also leave for 3 weeks at a time I'm afraid they'll all die this summer.
    I love looking at your viking farm, keep the updates coming.

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