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.

Friday, October 5, 2012


I came home this afternoon to find some of the eggs had pipped (made a little hole in the shell) and lots of pecking and peeping going on in the incubator.  And just a couple hours ago the first chick burst out of it's shell.

Now you are not supposed to open the incubator during the hatch but this little guy was lurching around all over, knocking the eggs around so after he was partly dry I whisked him out to my brooder set up to finish drying off.

Just now chick #2 popped out. This is so exciting, I can see how this could become addicting! No word from the Welsummer eggs yet, both of these little guys are from my bantys.


  1. Awww too cute. I wish I was there to help you. Congrats! :)

  2. Sooo cute,it must be so eggciting.

  3. Oh my, oh my! How cool! Keep us posted.

  4. How exciting! You are getting a new little family! Nancy

  5. So wonderful!.... when I was young, my parents used to real poultry and the hen brooded the eggs for some 20 days straight until it looked like a crazy bird!... Zoomed it went out at times and look for food or water. and yours is done by incubator! Wonderful to see your pictures and recalling my memories.. and then the hen always took the chickens around for food and keep its young safe at bay when an eagle was flying above them. Long lost of those things now as it is too developed.

    Now, if I ask my children about all those wonders, they could only open their mouth wide of "eh" where can we see them? Not real thing, only through internet!!!..