Monthly Archives: May 2010

New coop and a visit from a long lost friend

We recently decided to add a second coop, this one in the goat pasture. We plan to use the new coop as the primary one and the existing coop as the home for chicks/pullets or any sick hens we might … Continue reading

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Weather shmeather, gardening goes on

I’m not going to whine about the weather. And I’m not going to think about the 10-day forecast I just read. Now, on to happier topics. Most of my recent gardening efforts have been inside the greenhouse. This weekend, I … Continue reading

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Straw bale and other plantings

I thought I posted a picture of this yesterday, but it looks as though I didn’t. As mentioned in an earlier post, I am doing a straw bale garden this year. I’m doing this, in part, to fill in an uneven … Continue reading

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Tomato towers, chicken RIP, and bees

Yay! I arrived home today to find a giant package from Gardener’s Supply Company. I could easily spend way too much at Gardener’s so I try to focus my purchases on “infrastructure” items that should last many seasons. Out of … Continue reading

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Gardening zen part II

In my last post, I mentioned that I sometimes feel overwhelmed with gardening tasks and that I need to slow down and make sure gardening is fun, not a burden. Part of the problem is that I tend to be … Continue reading

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Moles, bees, flowers and gardening zen

It appears as though the hardware treatment we did to two of our raised beds is working!  The moles have been digging like crazy around the beds, but they don’t appear able to get in.  Now I just have six … Continue reading

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Hanging planters, herbs, peaches, and asparagus

This is my third year using the Topsy Turvy planters, so I think I have enough experience with them to review them accurately. I give them a grade of C-, maybe a D+. The good thing about these planters is … Continue reading

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Stop and smell the lilacs

 The skies may be gray and temperatures cool, but spring marches on and blooms give ample reason to head outdoors. I admit, I tend to be a fair weather gardener. Cloud and drizzle leave me heading for a comfy chair and a … Continue reading

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