• Farmlife,  Garden

    Garden Journal – May Week 3

    Gardening has a tendency to make you do things that you never thought you’d do. Things like talk about compost piles at the dinner table. Getting excited when the chickens fertilize the new flower bed. And saving worms for the struggling vermiculture bin. Who am I?!?! I don’t recognize myself anymore since mini-farming. The rain clouds can’t seem to make up their minds these days. We have been spoiled with unseasonably warm days this spring. So that makes the cloudy ones feel like they are out of place. Yet historically, the last few weeks should have been all rain this time of year! So I’m trying very hard to stay…

  • Farmlife,  Garden

    Garden Journal – May Week 2

    This week we are at that limbo state where the ground is just about warm enough for new seedlings, but not quite. And the seedlings are almost large enough to go out in the garden, but not quite. So I water on the hot days, snatch up a weed as I walk around and sit inside on the rainy days wishing for sun, yet thankful for the drops of water that refresh the land. As I try to be patient for planting out the rest of the veggies, I can admire the cold season crops that are doing well. Look at the before and after of the Peter Rabbit cabbages…

  • Garden,  Spring

    Garden Journal – May Week 1

    It looks like the sun will be here to stay for a while. Hooray! Like I mentioned in an April Garden Journal entry, I don’t usually get down with the gray weather. But this year I was needing the bright sun to break through the mental fog There is a sweet little farmhouse close to our home that has gorgeous perennials for sale. Do you see those dilightful hues? Their prices are so reasonable that it is hard to not get carried away while browsing their selection. This beauty came home with me… along with 3 other perennials. Tonight we finished rebuilding the roost in the chicken coop. We came…