Bees, ducks, For fun, Plants / 18.01.2012

When nearby Seattle anxiously awaits snowfall, chances are we already have a nice blanket covering our little farm.  This year has been full of new snow adventures and I thought I'd share some pictures of what is happening here with this years massive snow dump.  Total accumulation has been approx 15" over the past several days.

[caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="This is what our driveway looks like - notice the small tree hanging on the power lines"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1693" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="as you keep coming down the drive.. there is another tree that we have our eyes on. I just hope it doesn't get windy!"][/caption]
Plants / 15.01.2012

Here it is the 15th of the month, and there is only one flower visible (or within reach) to photograph. [caption id="attachment_1668" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Witch Hazel under a blanket of snow"][/caption] Up here in the Convergence Zonewe get a lot of snow compared to Seattle and nearby...

Design, Kids / 08.01.2012

Currently I am mid-design on a project that is a great honor to be working on.  Picardo is Seattle's first and largest P-Patch community garden and is actually where the term P-Patch (P for Picardo) came from.  You can read all about Picardo's rich history...

Chickens, Food / 03.01.2012

Joy: Over the winter holiday break our two youngest pullets finally started laying. This is always exciting for me -- its like the girls hit puberty and have finally graduated into being apart of the mature lady flock.  Silly I know, but I hug and...

Chickens, For fun, Gardening / 09.12.2011

December 9th, 2011 3:45pm  Weight: 1lbs 2oz   Height: 9" I'm such a proud mama to announce that the stork has delivered my beautiful baby hatchling book!  It has been  incubating for quite some time now; I've been keeping a close eye on temperature, making sure everyone...

For fun, Plants / 11.11.2011

I have been ordering edible plants from Raintree Nursery for well over a decade now and had never been to the actual nursery until just recently.  I needed a bunch of plants for a fall planting project that couldn't be delivered until spring, and the...

For fun, Kids / 17.10.2011

I am always looking for crafty activities to do with my kids in the garden.   Recently we made some concrete labels for our plants, and some just for fun. We found a kit at a thrift store which had large letter stamps to press in a...