Monthly Archives: March 2009

Chicken tractor and call for advice

After days of rain, the sun came out this afternoon. Yay!!! It can get pretty dreary in the Seattle area during springtime, so sunny days are greatly appreciated. The nice weather today gave us (well, Derek) the opportunity to finish and … Continue reading

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Animal smackdown: Harry the goat vs. new neighbor dog

On a bit of a down note…one of our goats, Harry (the Pygora) got chomped on the left foreleg by our neighbor’s new Australian shepherd / corgi mix.  The dog was short enough to squeeze under the gate and proceeded … Continue reading

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Potatoes and weekend plans

The potatoes arrived last weekend. Since I needed to place them in indirect light so they can begin sprouting prior to planting, I decided to use the top of a plastic storage bin to hold the potatoes while sprouting.  After … Continue reading

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Recycled trellis, the peas hold up, and the potatoes arrive

In spite of the miserable weather this weekend, we did make some progress. Having a 14-year-old nephew willing to work in inclement weather for cheap definitely helps! As you can see, we added a second raised bed right off the patio. … Continue reading

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Photo album: Limes, onions, garlic, lettuce, peach trees, and goats

The longer days are evident in the new growth happening in the garden. Seeds are emerging, plants are greening up and growing, and buds are beginning to emerge on trees. Before looking outside, here’s a shot of the lime tree … Continue reading

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