Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Our first shiitake mushrooms! We're thrilled and hoping to be taking these to market this weekend. We're just figuring out how to grow these. One of our neighbors has a tree removal service, so logs are plentiful - we used oak and black cherry. Supposedly, oak is best (shii means oak or a kind of oak in Japanese, and take means "fungus of", apparently). YAY!
Our baby chicks: splash cochins (with feathery feet!), speckled sussex (old English rare breed), salmon faverolles, and auraucanas. And two geese: a (someday) breeding pair of Toulouses. From Cackle Hatchery in Missouri. They came in the mail as day-old chicks about 3 weeks ago and have tripled in size!
What's good for the gander is good for the goose.
Sara's beautiful flowers - lots in bloom for beautiful bouquets!
It's not summer without sungold tomatoes. These are our first. TO DIE FOR. Or, if you have a more positive bent, TO LIVE FOR.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
My cousin, en route to our ol' home state,
Sunday, May 31, 2009
There are very few folks with flowers so I am going to try to emphasize that in my garden planning.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Spotted in the greens patch! Get back to work! Those broccolis aren't going to weed themselves!
AH, SPRING! And the strawberries are very much IN at the moment, which has made for lots of crepuscular pickin' sessions after work. We're trying to freeze 30 gallons.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
(Ok, so it was only 2 inches for about 10 hours but, heh, exciting nonetheless.)