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June 3, 2014

Oh happy day!! ๐Ÿ™‚ God is so good and merciful and I just want to shout his name. Thank you God for giving me another wonderful day. The sun is shining here at Chick Commander Farm (formally known as The Brewer Homestead). I have created a Facebook page called just that Chick Commander Farm, if anyone would like you can find it on Facebook and “LIKE” it and start following me there too. I love sharing all the great things going on, on the homestead. The vegetable garden is going great. And we have made some great progress on the flower garden. The new Chickie babies are doing great.

I did start something new yesterday. I am needing to figure out which of my new laying hens are actually laying, so I put 1 hen in a big cage until she lays an egg, this will also help me in the future to know who’s eggs are who’s. I am keeping a chart o each day and who lays and who doesn’t. In starting this new business I have to be proficient and unfortunately I can not keep birds that are not producing. I can’t kill them either, so I will take them to the auction and sell them, I already have 2 in mind for this weeks auction. My parents also told me that I can use their space at the farmer’s market this weekend because they won’t be there so I am hoping to maybe get rid of the rest of my tomato plants. I still have almost 100 and I also have relish,pickles and peaches canned that I would like to sell. I will probably also make some homemade breads and some other things. I love being able to make stuff myself and sell it or share it with others.

It was a terribly soggy night last night, but today seems to be looking a lot better. We laid down stray for some of the birds because their pens got pretty flooded, but with the heat I’m sure they will dry up fast.

I hope everyone has a splendid and productive day!!!!

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.ย  Psalm 18:30

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Gwendalyn

Gwendalyn

This is my Silver Laced Wyandott

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 Backyardchicken.com 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 theย  land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:3

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This is Cinder