Monthly Archives: March 2011

Pullets in the Tractor!

I received my new chicks on February 6th – all 26.  They stayed in the brood box for the first 6 weeks until they were fully feathered. When the chicks are fully feathered, they’re able to be moved outside. I … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spring Garden – March ’11

I finally got to the beds in my garden this week for the final turning of the soil. The interns were a big help.  The hen house floor was dug down about 6 inches and the dirt was added to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Guinea Hens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spring Bees – March ’11

Well, my hives made it through the winter and I didn’t lose any.  I feel very fortunate because it’s so common to lose at least one hive. Talked to a gentleman in the mountains who lost 16 of his 17 … Continue reading

Posted in Beekeeping | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Emma and the Chickens

This is Emma.  We picked her up a year ago.  She’d been abandoned by her mom in the middle of the night on one of the coldest nights we had last winter. She apparently is a fighter since she survived … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Homesteading | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment