Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Love those Hummingbirds

We have had so many hummingbirds this year I have no idea where they all come from. It has been a real challenge keeping the feeders filled and the ants out.  Once the flower blooms started dying back the honey bees came for the food to. I decided to start feeding my bees early to prevent them from being so close to the house, it makes Jeff nervous to have them all down there at once.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We finally have our raised beds built, we started with 2 and planted mostly onions, garlic and lettuce varities. Built the 2nd and planted carrots, radishes,beets,parsnips, then decided that wasnt going to be enough. So we built 2 more. Now we have those 4 and have added a huge cast iron bathtub, and an old swimming pool to that oh and one made of blocks, and a few 20 or so pots....them their is the potato, corn, and beans garden all by it's self. Yes, I got carried away.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

One of my baby guineas that hatched out. I have about 10 of them and hoping for more to hatch in the next few days.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beautiful tulips growing in my flower beds before the flash flood came and washed away most of my flowers beds. It didn't touch my gardens and for that I am very thankful. Then a week later we had a terrible hail storm. It seems all the elements are fighting against us. We are still trying to remain positive.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The sign my friend Debbie's painted for my hen house. Everyone chipped in and scraped and painted it first and now it is the most beautiful chicken coop in the world.

Here are our 5 babies. From 9 eggs, 6 hatched and 5 lived. We had to help the black ducks they didn't seem to be progressing. It made me wonder if they could have come from the Muscovy because they take longer to incubate. The yellow are Peking and the gray is a runner. The black are some type of cross.
I have found 36 guinea eggs and we have put them in to hatch. it has been 3 days they take 28 days to hatch.
We have started selling our fresh eggs. $1 a dozen, have sold 11 dozen so far. Sold 4 blue egg laying babies for $2.50 each. If I could catch them I have 6 guineas sols for $10 a each. I also have someone waiting on the baby guineas to buy. I have the babies we hatch last month and our now pullet's. I think I will put them in the paper next week ans see if we can make a little more from them.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Momma and her babies all doing well. I sold a few babies and someone wants to buy about 6 Guinea's. Jeff and I are going to Indiana for the weekend. I will take some photos there. I am hoping to find a nice farmers market. The garden we have planted is huge and I am hoping for big returns. 3 kinds of potatoes, 2 bush beans, 2 corn, 3 different peppers, 3 different tomatoes, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, cukes, gourds, and onions so far.