As followers of this blog have probably already figured out, there’s a lot more going on here than starting a garden. Besides the lifestyle change we’re also rearranging and landscaping the property to suit or needs, taste, and style. To this end, after discovering a spring bubbling up in our field, we have started to … More Creating a Pond
The garden is starting to reach the point where we can slow down and watch it grow. Everything is in the ground now, and with the exception of a couple of plants they are growing happily. I did lose a couple of eggplants, but I still have some seedlings left over so I can replant. … More Final Plantings in the Garden
I am amazed how fast our chicks have grown in the two weeks we’ve had them, so I know it won’t be long before they are ready for the outside world. To that end, we spent this weekend making a chicken coop. Since we’ve only got six birds we were able to make it relatively … More Chicken Coop is Ready!
Stepping away from the chicks for an entry (it is hard to do!), our garden has benefited greatly from a week of warm drizzle and occasional rain here in Maine. Of course heading into the sixth straight day of drizzle and rain, this may start to be more harm than good, but until now it’s … More Also growing, the plants
It is surprising to compare pictures of the chicks taken a week ago, the first day they arrived, and today. They are much bigger, and have at least twice as many feathers. Any name suggestions are welcome! The Araucanas are the tamest and will sit in your hand calmly. The Rhode Island Reds are much … More Growing up fast
The long anticipated arrival of our chickens has finally come. The feed shop was full of happy people picking up baby chickens on Thursday, including us. We got six baby chicks, and two baby pheasants. There are two Rhode Island Reds, two Buff Orringtons, and two Araucanas. All fairly common laying birds, Araucanas are the … More The chicks are here! The chicks are here!
You cannot imagine my relief when it was confirmed to me that pumpkins do not need a tilled up, pristine garden bed to thrive. My garden is already going to have more plants than I initially planned for. Pumpkins grow up huge and vine-y, and cover up anything in their way. They would swallow the garden whole! … More Pumpkin Patch