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May 21, 2014

It has been a busy few days on the homestead. Nick finished the second coop yesterday. It’s for Elvis, I’m going to call it the “Jungle Room”. Cause you never know who is going to end up in there with him. I was thinking of putting him with Scarlett for a little while. I think a polish/silky cross would be pretty and interesting. I set another 20 eggs in the incubator last night, 2 off the eggs go into lock-down tonight with hatch day being set for Sat. and then the 8 other eggs go into lock-down next Thursday. I’m kinda hoping to keep it going like a revolving door, because I don’t know how many eggs will actually hatch. I am trying to build up a stock, so I can have more birds, more birds, means more eggs. 🙂 It also means more work, but I can deal with that. The kids will be out of school soon and then I can get some help around here. Duty calls….. Have a great day.

If God is for us, Who can be against us?   Romans 8:31


The Jungle Room


May 9, 2014

Well it has started out to be a soggy morning here. I won’t complain about the rain though, it really helps my garden, and with a 74′ X 55′ garden I can use all the help I can get. I had to use the hose the other day to miracle grow everything and that is a pain. So the rain helps a lot. I got all 70 of my tomato plants mulched last night so hopefully that helps cut back on the weeds. We have our rows far enough apart that we can get our tiller in between so that should make keeping the isles cleaner easier. Last year the weeds almost took over my tomatoes and I don’t want that to happen again. I have found that gardening is like taking classes, you learn something every year that will help you with the next. Last year we did a raised bed garden and it worked out great, but this year we doubled the size and didn’t want to loose the room that you do with the raised beds. So we did a row garden. I started almost all of my plants from seeds myself in the house and everything looks great so far. We actually ran out of room. I think I over did it with the tomatoes, but I can just make that much more homemade salsa and pasta sauce. And who doesn’t love fresh sliced tomatoes all summer long.

With the warm weather these last few days it has got me thinking about getting the pool open soon. Man that is going to take a lot of work. But it will be worth it. Over the last year or so I have found myself just wanting to be outside more and more. Just gotta get rid of the nasty, pesky bugs.

I took a bunch of pics of my chickens last night. I was trying to figure out what kind of chicken Grason’s Cinder was. I bought her at Orshlen”s and she was in a pen marked “panfry”, I’m thinking that just means they don’t know what she is, but anyway it turns out she is more than likely a Ameraucana or Easter Egger, which is great because she will lay the blue/green eggs and she has turned out to be a beautiful bird. I also found out that the eggs that I have been saving from Miss Scarlett are more than likely fertile. Yippy 🙂 I am going to be setting them this weekend. Here’s crossing my fingers that everything goes okay. I will definatley be checking in with my favorite website daily to get help and advise. Everyone on there is so friendly and helpful. That is how I found out what Cinder was. And you can find out so much more it’s really a great place for chicken lovers.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the  land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:3


This is Cinder