Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time Flies Between Posts

More pictures from Out Yonder.

Alice

Goose nesting, this time. 

Always hiding

The flash of the camera gives some white eyes.

A downy woodpecker on our suet.


We shall call him, Morton

No matter how carefully you plant radishes, they end up in a clump.

Planted the 22nd - this is yesterday the 27th

This is today. 

3 planted. 3 sprouted. Crook-neck squash

Guess whose? I think they were playing field hockey.

Not my egg. No! She's actually screaming at me. Mouth WIDE open. 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some Pics and Events Out Yonder

Goose's birthday was the 1st day of Spring - Mar 20. I made them all a breakfast of biscuit, raisins, cucumber, bran and meal worm castings. 

It was a hit!

Cell phone pic of a 'puffer' Goose

A nice, calm day, today.

This is an unusual event. No way is Alice ever this social. Perhaps, it's the Godfather kiss of death? 

Chickens and Gardening

Chickens are great for breaking up your garden area. They rake and throw dirt, eat bugs and aerate your soil. I can come in later with Calvin, my small cultivator and make short order of what's left.

I made a make-shift run between the big girls and banty's pens so both could access my sunflower area.

Here's a short video of them in action.

Chicken Gardeners

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Breakfast and Garden Update

An overage of eggs makes breakfast for all. Plus, the girls also had some old frozen maters for an afternoon snack.

I do believe Goose is standing her own when it comes to eating goodies. 

Chatty started that position from 4 feet above. I can't get the gate open good without her flying up and getting first dibs.

Gardening prep is here. Goose is so excited.
I have, it seems like, an endless supply of these along the fence lines. Perfect sized saplings to build with. 

One area tilled. Green onions and radishes sown. I used those sapling limbs for my mater containment system. I can add shelves, as necessary. 


..and then the Parkton flock swap. Rained me out. 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Has Sprung...

..and coils back up. It's a roller coaster. What's going on Out Yonder.

The clean up crew.


Goose impersonating the Sphinx

Goose has been de-throned. Perhaps, a one time occurrence 

Watermelon Beefsteak. Heirloom. I planted 7 seeds inside. Seven sprouted. I have 30 + more. I may have to save some. 

84° yesterday. I played a bit in the shop. I like this Bird Bed and Breakfast.

The Goose Box. 

The whoa-man's weekly shopping trip find. Named it, Whoopie. 
Garlic! No vampires!

Also, have a new Facebook page. The Out Yonder Project  Few of my items for sale. Of course, shipping rates are so ridiculous, I can only serve the U. S.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Communion





I think I posted a short while ago about my new find tomatoes. Watermelon Beefsteak. Heirloom. Up to 2 lbs. I planted a few seeds on Feb. 20, in some old top soil/looks a lot like clay. I have no idea what the white stuff is. Anyway, I gave up on them the 27th and replanted some more in a terrarium. The next day I saw this. We're on our way.