Sunday, August 23, 2009

Chick Magnet

New Chicks are here! The Breed is Buff Orpingtons they are gentle giants suposed to be cold weather hardy and lay lots of big brown eggs.
One reason they are good in the cold is that they have very dense feathering which is already in evidence.
Once they grow up a little they will join the laying flock next door.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Intergrated Systems

Time for an update on the garden
The trellis of cherry tomatoes is a welcome addition you can munch anytime you go by.
We have lots of nice big fruit waiting to ripen they are heading for the canning jars .
We have picked these 3 Saturdays in a row from a small Trellis, made Dilly Beans from the first pickings.
Posting a few looks at my Composters at work.
Yeah I know they look like laying hens but look under their feet.
The Hoop Coop is ready for the new arrivals my Buff Orpington pullets.
The whole garden except what we eat goes into the chicken pen to be recycled into compost for next year. The chickens work for free everyday shredding and turning the compost pile!