Monday, March 21, 2011

We Have Sprouts!!

The seeds I planted on Friday are starting to sprout.  So far I see kale, collards, and radishes starting to sprout.  too small to take pics, but soon I hope.
I just started planting my transplant seeds in winter sowing containers.  Hopefully we'll see some action on them soon too.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Planting Greens, Peas, and Some Perennial Herbs

 My cold crops.  I know its late, but after being so nauseous and exhausted for so many weeks, I'm finally able to get something done AND the weather was so nice.  It did take me years of not knowing that you need to water your seeds in daily if not twice a days so they sprout.  I always wondered why my lettuce wouldn't sprout.   LOL!!  It happens and it takes years of practice.  So, lots of water until they sprout and then taper off once they do sprout.  I'm hoping they sprout before the next rainstorms so my seeds don't get washed away in case its a downpour.
 My lettuce I didn't think was still alive from my experiment from last fall trying out some compost.  Some look sad, but I think they will perk up and we'll have some nice salad greens soon.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I just put my order in for Narrangasett turkey poults.  Yay!!  We ordered them from Sand Hill Preservation Center.  We will keep a breeding flock and then butcher some and sell the rest, either for breeding stock or for butchering.  We won't get them until July 12th, but we will put Abbey chicken in that pen where the goats were and let her hatch some eggs once she starts setting until the turkeys arrive.  She will be a good little Cochin mommy to Ameraucana chicks.  She is so fluffy and blue right now with her new plumage.  Pretty girl. 

We are so excited!!!