Wednesday, May 20, 2015

crazy week

still working on the pond.  getting ready to set in the flower beds on outer edges. need to make sure the drainage is right, we are known for monster rains during monsoon.

the spring garden is officially done.  just waiting for a few plants to finish seeding.  the replacements will include summer vegetables that i havent been able to fit in elsewhere.

still raising seeds in greenhouse, flowers for the pond and the summer veggie starts.  our weather here has been very odd this year.  we havent been able to stay in the eighties for a whole week yet.  good for us because it should be tapping out at 100.  cooler weather is easier to garden in, but we need the 100 degrees to build monsoon.  so, climate change, long spring, or just a new schedule.  we have to wait and see.

leave we a comment, lets chat.  deb

Sunday, May 3, 2015

babies everywhere

spring has sprung at the homestead.  wow the difference a week makes.  the new rabbit delivered three new babies this week and the turkey mamas produced five babies as a joint venture.  the turkeys laid all the eggs in one big pile and when ready to sit them they stole which eggs they wanted for themselves and formed three piles that were next to each other. they are still trying to sit the other eggs when not chasing the five hatching's. so the babies have three mamas trying to contain them at any given moment. its more than any baby should have to put up with.  they are up and moving and driving all the mamas crazy. the tom turkeys are still pouting outside the pen.   the rabbit is a mini Rex and papa is jacks 4-H rabbit, its breed is a mini too and the mama produced two fat black bunnies like her and one black and white bunny like papa.  they are fat and wiggly,  i don't expect them to be in the box for long, eyes will open this week then mama will be busy.  the new fish are enjoying the pond and we have started an aquaponic system with several of the fish for the green house.  I'm hoping the system will keep us in salad greens for the year.  it gets too hot for lettuce and greens to stay in the ground thru the summer here.  so we will try something new.  the chickens are free ranging and always under foot looking for food scraps.  they are misguided in thinking that every time i exit the house i have something for them.  oh and a new adventure, worms.  that falls in Barry's department, a girl has got to know her limits.  have a great week and send me a post or a comment. lets chat.