My Edible Garden

I've been gardening for most of my life and have been a devoted fan of organic gardening the whole time. It just makes so much more sense to work in harmony with Mother Nature than to fight her. Besides which it is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Here you can see what I'm planting and harvesting, with gardening hints and resources thrown in for good measure.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Additions

Well by happy circumstance my poultry flock has nearly doubled in size over night. A new friend had too many ducklings and so gave me these four, hatched this past weekend. They are cute, but oh so messy with their water! See all the specks on the sides of the box? That's food and water they have slung around!

Karen also gave me these four poults. They are either Welsummer or Welsummer X Dorking. We'll know for sure when they get their adult feathers. These guys are about 5-6 weeks old and were hatched by their mamma, so they are pretty wild. They are in a cage in the living room for the time being, while I get them a little tamer. Besides which they are only half the size of my Buff Orpington pullets so I will have to make a separate place for them. Maybe I can get that done this weekend.


  1. Here's to happy coincidences! What great fortune. I kinda wish fate would dump some poults my way. LOL.

  2. I have lived here for 25 years and am just now beginning to network with livestock people, mostly through Facebook. And Karen and I really think a lot alike. It's been nice to find someone who knows what I'm talking about!

  3. Oh yay!!! Congrats on those new little babies! I love happy coincidences :-)

    1. Thanks Bee Girl; me too, but it sure does mean I have to hustle now. These guys are in separate areas in the house for the moment. I am working on a new pen area outside, but it will take a bit to get it finished and in the meantime I seem to have a broody hen!