Category: In My Garden

Week in Pictures

The garden is slowly but surely starting to shape up, with the spinach finally ready for first round of harvesting. Due to our slick little Gang of Four and their appetite for destruction, I’m growing a bunch of sunflowers into fairly tall starts for the back yard so that they don’t get munched or trampled by the eight webbed feet.…

Week in Pictures

Our trilliums are coming up, our white tulips are going nuts, and my husband picked me a gorgeous bouquet as well! I love Spring! HahaHAAAAA. Jesus Fucking Jelly Beans. Too awesome not to buy at Walgreen’s. My husband got his first ever Easter basket from me and I filled it full of the cheesiest things, from the chicken that squawks…

Week in Pictures

Not exciting to some but for us, two new ceiling light fixtures are AWESOME!!! If you buy a house and nearly every single one is a pull-chain “nipple light”, finally finding a way to replace them with normal fixtures is a mega celebration. Even better? Doing it WITHOUT busting open the walls to update the wiring!!! We did a lot…

Finding the mum and dad in us…?

In their new and improved brooder where there’s more room to scamper about while still staying warm and toasty. Since they are now in the garage with their heat lamp (and a supplemental heater plugged in outside of it, as it’s been in the 40’s at night and I’m still not convinced they are warm enough with just the heat…

Nesting? Yes, Nesting.

Ready? Set? GO! March is quite a month for us. We are nesting – in multiple ways – as we start on a first chapter and a final chapter in two different aspects of our life. Our ducklings arrived yesterday and we practically flew to the post office to get them (awesome to have them come in on my husband’s…

95 Homesteading Skills – the 2017 edition

Last year I posted this Homesteading Skills list as a way to audit our capabilities as urban homesteaders as well asĀ  and we’ve accomplished a bunch more of them. From getting through our first year as new beekeepers, to making our first batch of farmer cheese, to learning to cut up a pig and cure the meat for bacon, etc.,…

Building a Duck Coop & Run – Whew!

We’re just about ready for the ducks to arrive next week! WHEW! Here’s a pictorial of how the project went for anyone who might be curious about how it went. The whole project cost around $150, with 2/3 of that being for the cost of a massive roll of hardware cloth. The ducklings are set to arrive in a few…