Archive for the ‘Garden’ Category
March is in full spring, with over 1000 plants growing under lights in the basement. They will be moved to the Hoop House green house by the end of the month. ( involves lifting and toting)Â The baby chicks and ducklings will arrive in mid March which means the brooder will need cleaning out and […]
I am planting cabbage seeds to be grown up under gro lights in the basement. They don”t look like much, rather like a tray full of potting soil and a marker that says “cabbage”.Â Eventually, they will be transferred to the main garden and grow until harvest. TheyÂ will fulfill their destiny and become sauerkraut. […]
Bees and butterflies are two of my favorite things. I have learned over the years of bee keeping and butterfly watching that If I feed them, they will come.Â As a result, every year, I plant seeds that will grow into natural food, habitat, and medicine for my winged friends.Â Under grow lights in the […]
Today is going to be a good one. There are two catalogs on the table next to my favorite chair. One is from Cackle Hatchery, the other from Wood Prairie Family Farm. Soon, I will be ordering my spring chicks and ducks.( Pekin baby Ducks, Barred Rock and Buff Orpington chicks) They will live in […]
We are winding down — slightly. All ten ewes and 20 new lambs are finally eating grass outside the barn. The main garden has been planted. (10,000 square feet) and the grass got mowed this morning. Windows on the old farm house are washed and we can see out! I still have basic clean up […]
Bob will be happy! Happy! Happy! The first Rhubarb crisp of the season is in the oven. It is not ALL vegetables around here.
Our Pyr Pups are going to their “forever” homes this week.Â If you would likeÂ information, give me a call at (320) 286-2865. IÂ will return calls if you leave a message. Spring is a Happy, Happy, Happy time. The greenhouse is full of plants and our sheep will be having babies any minute now.
The Pyr pups doing good in Bob’s office. Mocca is a great Mom.Â I can almost see the puppies grow. Baby chicks arrive nest week. They will be in a box in the kitchen. A heat lamp will be hanging from the ceiling to keep them warm. Most of my seeds have germinated under the […]
I planted Brandy wine, Amish Paste, Delicious, Italian Paste, and more heirloom tomato seeds under grow lights. The first to germinate are the Cherry tomatoes. They are sticking up about 1/2 an inch. This makes me Happy! Happy! Happy! It is hard to wait for Spring in Minnesota. I plant seeds under the grow lights […]
When it is four degrees above zero outside and it is warm in the old farm house, I stay inside.Â The war against winter still goes on. Today, I will be placing my order for baby chicks and ducks from Cackle Hatchery.Â Next, more herb seeds will be planted under grow lights.Â Finally, I will […]