Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring update

The boys had Spring break last week and since I have been looking for work we got a ton of work done. We finished the new coop minus painting, the old coop torn down and used the old posts to make a cold frame. We planted radishes, lettuces, arugula and onions in the bed. We are also putting the pepper and tomato seedlings in the frame but still in the trays. We also put up a trellis for some grapes and maybe other vertical growing. The old clothesline is back up between the coop and the garage since we lost the other pole we connected it to when Barb started on her house next door.

We built 3 new beds where the chicken run used to be where we found ~200 garlic heads we planted last year. We transplanted these to one of the new beds. We transplanted our broccoli and brussel sprouts in 2 of the new ones. We also received our potatoes and are excited to get those in the ground.

We have the parade of coops this weekend where a number of flock owners open their homes to people for viewing coops and birds. We also are working on moving the 15 cubic yards of compost still so we can work on taking out most of our driveway for conversion to food production.

I will try and get some more pictures up soon, but here are some quick ones


LisaZ said...

That's quite the henhouse! What are you guys doing with the tires in the photos? I don't know that we're going to use ours this year, the yield was so low compared to just planting potatoes in the garden.

MN_homesteader said...

We are going to try potato planting, but are using some from last year and saving the goods one for in the ground.

Deborah said...

Just discovered your blog. Love the parade of coops and will be sharing that idea with my city friends who say they can't have chickens. Hope you'll stop by and visit at my blog,