Monday, July 13, 2015


I have been dreading, procrastinating, and foot dragging the spring cleaning of the chicken coop. All the shoveling from coop (that the wheel barrow doesnt fit in to) to wheel barrow, from wheel barrow to compost bin (that wheel barrow cant be dumped over). I didnt really feel like doing what needed to be done. And lets face it, nobody likes to shovel manure.

I finally rally myself to the task, recruit the other half of my team (brawny enough to get the wheel barrow up over the edge of the compost bin), and discover that someone has swooped in to do my part to the very end. Lucky me.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

After the Rain

The first of the summer flowers and the last of the spring peas, the first green and wax beans (how did I dont take a photo of that?!), the last of the spring weeds, lots and lots of rain.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Blueberry Eyes

Sampling summer at Haines Blueberry Farm in Pemberton, New Jersey. The kids, Grandma, and I picked 97 pounds of berries, and ate enough to considerably lower the per pound price. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Better Than TV

These little children, desperate for a pet, will have to be satisfied with sixteen boiler chicks that arrived last week. Our egg layers are such low maintenance I am hoping to instill the first hand rigors of animal care with these more intensive birds. I had no idea the entertainment they would provide.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Creatures Great and Small

 Shhh...He's hunting for a rabbit. Just in case he doesn't get him, I put up a new fence.
Feeling like everybody wants a piece of me this week. We cleared away weeds to reveal a robust soybean crop, unfortunately we revealed it to the rabbits too. Even with a double fence things are looking bleak. We are channeling Mr. McGregor, the blunt tipped starter bow and arrow isn't the only weapon in our arsenal. 

Our garden this week. 
{June 26, 2015}