Sunday, July 20, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Perreon made this during her visit with stuff we had around the house.
The cookies were pre-made dough from the store.
They were baking just fine, until the sun went behind a cloud for an extended period and the dough just melted.
We will try it again later.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
|I have seen more ladybugs than aphids this year.|
|The Ppatch is again invested with squash bugs. One of our neighboring plots pulled up all their squash in frustration. Sprays of Neem oil and Dr Bronners soap are being used daily.|
I squashed a dozen or so of these ugly buggers today, but as far as I can tell they are not such a problem for us. This is the cantaloupe, but there is nothing on our cucumbers. Blind luck?
But after squashing the bugs. (They crunch and squish, it is gross, the only time I wear gloves in the garden) my gloves smelled like the artificially flavored watermelon bubble gum. Weird.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The girls are in transitional housing in the old duck pen while we clean and ready the coop and their new yard. Six of the older hens were sold at the poultry swap, and there are 2 new young ones.
Let the jockeying begin.
I went to check on them all after the hail storm (and bring them a couple hard and broken cookies) and got sidetracked watching them. There are two roosting ladders and it was quite the game of musical "chairs" as they all tried to figure out their place in the smaller flock of 15. Always there would be one more chicken trying to fit on the ring than there was room for, knocking them all off to start again. A few opted out entirely, opting for a spot on the ground. A few others tried to fly up to the roof joists, only to encounter the chicken wire top and fall back down. Eventually they all found their place and slept.