Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Family Garden

A family that gardens together, eats good food together!
I love this time of year in the garden, so much potential and hope.

This spring, Lance began to transform our garden into raised beds. We have a large garden and he was only able to complete 4 of the 12 rows before we (he) ran out of time and we needed to get plants in the ground. Once the beds are in place (maybe this fall?), the irrigation will be top of the list. Not including the 4 new raised beds, we water through irrigation pipes and gates. Not efficient at all. Soil is constantly moving. Raised beds will also help keep our soil warmer, extending our growing season.

We are constantly thinking about the health of our garden soil, so last week our plants got their first drink of compost tea! I was very (very) excited about this. It can only get better from here! 
Oh soil, I heart you!!! (you too compost tea!)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Finn Moves the Cattle

Finn helping move the cattle to the back pasture. See his legs running and his arms flying as he hollers, "Yah Yah!!" Such a sweet little farm boy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Big Egg!

Check out that huge egg! We get at least one of these every day.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Coop in the Orchard

Another coop finished last night. Trying to relocate the chickens that insist on roosting on the barn rafters, making a mess of things below. We'll keep these egg producers and their rooster (Big Red) cooped up for a week or two, pushing them to make the new coop home. All this also in preparation for baby goats to born! Not to mention these unruly chickens like to lay eggs in silly places, looking forward to collecting eggs in one place! (or 3 if you count all the chicken coops we have)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Afternoon delight... freshly juiced with 5 carrots, 2 apples and a chunk of ginger. 
Just what I needed, love our Champion!!