Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sick Chicken

I love having chickens.  I love the fresh eggs.  I love the compost bin filled up with chicken poo from our organically fed flock.  I would love to have a lot more of them.  The last couple of days we … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading a book called Start With the Soil.  It’s a pretty good read and a book that I will probably need to re-read a couple of times to really understand half of what is in it.  It’s full of … Continue reading

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Sprouting Blocks

I cannot declare total success on the soil blocks yet.  One whole tray has not sprouted a single seed yet.  Which interestingly enough was the one that had the granulated rock dust on the tops.  Interesting… but I’m not ready … Continue reading

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Between the increase in watering over the last few weeks and the cooler temps, the pepper plants have been going crazy.  I decided this morning that I really needed to bring the bigger peppers in before they started to ripen … Continue reading

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Two in Two

In two days we’ve gotten two sprouts.  Trust me when I say that in real life the sprouts are NOT blurry and smudgy but are really quite clear.  🙂  Only 129 more to sprout.

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