our week — 5 august 2013

With temperatures still way up, things are kind of slow around the homestead.  We were inside most of the week doing our summer spring cleaning.  If you missed the first post, you can find it here.  I’ll share some more this week. 

Outside on the farm, Cyclone is just about finished drying up.  We miss the milk, but we’re looking forward to babies in October.  Both Cyclone and Nightingale and eating like crazy.  Pumpkin and black sunflower seeds are their current favorites. 

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The baby chicks are adjusting to being with the big girls.  I even saw them hanging out on top of the laying boxes this morning.  That’s a good sign.  It looks like we’ve made it through the transition without any casualties — knock on wood. 

Things in the garden are progressing nicely.  Our watermelons are continuing to grow.

ImageOur basil is ginormous.  Time to figure out what to do with it I think.

ImageA few months ago we harvested some marigold seeds and Greg and the boys scattered them throughout the garden.  They’re good for bugs and a nice bit of color.  Well, they are popping up all over the place. 

ImageLast but not least, our corn.  We just planted a week ago.  Check it out.

ImageWe did it.  We actually planted, harvested, saved seeds and planted again with our own seeds.  Now, we’re watching them grow.  So exciting.

That’s about it.  In another couple of weeks, we’re hoping to get most of our fall garden in.  I can hardly wait for fresh lettuce again.  Walking out your back door is so much easier than driving to the store. 

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