• Garden Updates,  Vegetable gardening

    The harvest continues – Garden updates (18)

    When I thought last week’s harvests were crazy, I certainly wasn’t prepared for this week. Not only did the plum harvest continue, but this whole week we only ate veggies harvested from our own garden! It feels awesome, and they taste amazing 🙂 It’s especially awesome to have lettuce in our own garden now that there’s a heat wave. I’m not one for having a hit meal when it’s 30 degrees Celsius out, so it’s great to just go to the garden and get ourselves some lettuce and herbs to go with it. Harvests At the beginning of the week we still had some warm meals, with veggies from our…

  • Chickens,  Orpington growth

    Orpington chick growth – week 4

    Time just seems to fly as I write these blogs about our Orpies growth each week. As I look back at the pictures, they grow SO much each week…It’s worth mentioning they also seem to grow in character. No matter how much I try, Chip just seems to be less and less willing to have her picture taken each day. She can’t even be bought with mealworms anymore 🙂 Right at the beginning of the week Chip already was grumpy 🙂 And we have a good day again! She’s really fluffing up around her tail and legs, and really developing more feathering. Her head’s still really fluffy. What can I…

  • Garden Updates,  Vegetable gardening

    So many harvests! – Garden updates (17)

    This week has been crazy! Since we harvested the potatoes last week, we’ve seen many more vegetables (and fruits!) closing in on being ready to harvest. I’m really going to need a bigger freezer and a lot more (weck)pots soon… 🙂 Harvests The first thing we got this week were our first broccoli’s! We harvested those, and I made a nice pasta dish with them. They taste so good! And we’ve got 4 more that’re ready to harvest and more that will soon… I’ve also harvested the onions today! The leaves were dying off and bending down, so we pulled them out of the ground. It was pretty easy to…

  • Chickens,  Orpington growth

    Orpington chick growth – week 3

    After two weeks of amazing growth, Chip’s still not done growing… She’s only two weeks old after all, and she’ll have a lot more growing to do! So without further ado, here’s her 3rd week of growth into a fullgrown Orpington chicken… Sadly, I couldn’t make a pic on day 17. On day 19 Chip’s tail was getting really fluffy! She was also feeling like modeling. I wish she’d help us make such a nice picture every day 🙂 “Look at my..tail!” 😉 As much as Chip liked to pose at the last few days, as grumpy she was today. Someone who was complying though, was Snowball – one of…

  • Garden Updates,  Vegetable gardening

    Potato harvest & more to come – Garden updates (16)

    My last garden update I already said the potatoes were ready for harvest. So this week, when we finally had a day without rain, we actually harvested them! It was really exciting to see the fruits of our labor (literally) and see how well the potato plants did. So we grabbed our prong, some buckets, and went to work. We pulled the plants one by one out of the ground, and pulled whatever potato was left on it from the roots. The plants went to the composting bin, and the potatoes to the buckets 🙂 Then, we used the prong to loosen and turn the soil to find whatever potato…