Cheep Cheep!

Last weekend we had planned a trip up on Saturday to the property to go visit Grammie and Papa. As you remember, I had spent the afternoon the week before with my mom building a chicken tractor of sorts for her new chicks. She only got a few at the time and so suggested that I take the girls to the feed store that’s right down the street and get some more chicks, since they were supposed to get some sexed laying pullets in.

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A nice sunny weekend part 2

So as far as the rest of the weekend, this is mainly the part that I wish I had pics for. Both Saturday and Sunday were absolutely beautiful, no jacket needed sunny days. You know, it’s funny, I think Ballerina Girl remembers gardening with me last year because she just jumped right in helping me.

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Pictures from the Property

3 posts in one day! Oh my!

Ok actually it’s really really slow at work today and my mom who is up at the property right now took some pictures and sent them to me. Specifically I asked her to send me pictures of the garlic but she sent me some others, so I thought I’d post them 🙂

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The weekend’s work

So we went up to the property for the day on Saturday. Actually, a partial day. Ballerina Girl threw up a couple times on the way there and I think it wasn’t just carsickness, but I think she had what Little Rambo had earlier this week. She seemed a bit better but lethargic, practically begged to take a nap later on. We ended up just going home around 3 after she woke up. But in the meantime it was great to tromp around on the property! We went around with my dad and brothers looking at the property lines and discussing home sites. Someday soon we’ll need to start actually planning instead of discussing!

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Sick days

So yesterday I ended up taking the day off work to stay home with Little Rambo who was sick. She’s feeling much better now but the really fun part of staying home with a sick kid (especially when they sleep a lot) is doing all the domestic stuff I don’t normally get to do! It’s weird how much more fulfilled I am when I can spend a day doing that, rather than working, even though I really do love my job. So all in all, I have to say I really do enjoy when I’m forced to take a sick day for the kids.

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Phoenix Oyster Mushrooms

My mom and I decided to cultivate some edible mushrooms up on our property. The acreage has been selectively logged and so there are all these piles of wastewood all over. We’ll try and use as much firewood as we can from them, but there is so much fallen dead wood that it would take forever. So I thought it would be fun to do mushrooms!

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Garden planning for 2009

So I’ve started to formulate my plan for what I am going to plant. I even have a little sketch on graph paper of what plants go in which place in my garden. I’m doing square foot gardening combined with intensive planting, companion planting and sheet composting. I have roughly 165 square feet to plant.

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