Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Means Chick Season

We've had a few hatches this month already, and have quite a collection of chicks now. We've hatched Silkies, Japanese Bantams, Easter Eggers and Cochin Bantams. They are all cute little buggers too!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

When Gardeners Are Attacked

No Sonny, I'm not calling you out on this.... whoops... maybe I just did? :oP

So, today we finally hit the new garden plot we've been planning all winter. What a fabulous day to get it done, a bit on the chilly side, but after several days of the 80's here... it was much easier on us then one of those hot days.

We lined everything out starting yesterday, fixed a few problems, got some wood and fired up the tiller. Hubby had me going to town on it myself for awhile. I also shoveled, raked and moved lines with help from him and one of our friends.

During a moment the tiller had a fit, my friend and I attempted to fix a bolt that kept popping off. We finally 'believed' we had it fixed and could get back to work. I went to stand up, and the handle gave in when the tiller threw the bolt off at lightening speed and the tiller handle came into contact with my face before I knew what was going on. All I saw were stars until I could stand up, then all I could see was red because blood flooded into one of my eyes. Even though it hurt badly, and the cut was DEEP... I'm too stubborn to goto the hospital for stitches. So now I have been told to SIT IN THE HOUSE! I am no longer able to work on my precise garden. sad

Here's some pictures of what we've got done so far... hubby is still rocking it by himself. But better safe then sorry!

So beware of tillers... I think they carry vent up aggressions!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Garden Bed For Daughter Done

Well, its done being dug and lined. We need to add some compost and plants of course. Then some mulch after, but for now its done... the back breaking part anyways.

I hope she has room in there for some peppers or tomatoes for mommy!? Hahahaha

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mother Nature Is Such A Tease

So the curiously warmed weather, and blooming things continues. I looked through my blog last year, and noticed some late season cold snaps last year. We have some daffodils and tulips peeking through this time of year, but no blooms until mid-late March. This year, I've seen blooms starting nearly 2 weekends ago.

Now that I have been tricked into spring by Mother Nature herself (who is probably laughing at her plan to dump snow on us this month or something) I have started a new flower bed for my daughter who wants her own by her playhouse. My back is already killing me, and I'm only 1/2 done.

We also wanted to tease you with our fabulous weather (gotta love Zone 7b).

So enjoy the updated photos...

 My daughter's play house needs a little flower garden of its very own she can work in. She's already started a bunch of pink zinnia in the house to plant here.

 Nearly 50 tulip bulbs have popped up. They are all dark pink, I need to mix in some white ones under the river birch tree.

 Our new herb box outside the kitchen window. So will be easy to grab what I want without going outside each time.

Check it out, all our teeny tiny daffodils are blooming.

Don't forget, if you ever have any gardening questions, feel free to post or shoot me an email!