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.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Wet and Grey

compost chickens
The compost chickens have been doing well. We have made 25 piles of compost, each one roughly 4x4x4 ft. to start. The first two windrows are ready to plant into and the third should be ready next month when it's time to plant the potatoes.

So tomorrow they will get to move to a new area to make more compost.

sunset Jan 1, 2017
We had several days of rain to end the old year and start the new. I'm thankful for the moisture and hope this year is not as hot and dry as last.

There have been pretty sunsets but the days are kind of grey and gloomy. I have been productive on these rainy days however. I have been mucking out my office and seed starting area and getting the paperwork ready for tax time and the seeds ready for starting. Hopefully I'll be more organized this year.

gloomy Jan 2, 2017

A friend of mine decided he had too many chickens and gave me some of his. These girls look to be part silkie, judging by some of them having 5 toes and black skin. There may be a little frizzle in there too.  A couple of them may be Marans or Australorp or mixes of them. The little crested ones are really cute.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you've been busy getting a great start on the new year. Hugs