Monday, May 23, 2011

a homestead update: chicken coop and introductions

And now for some introductions!

Houdini, our very sweet Houdan.

GG allin, our Buff Orpington

Gladys, one of our Austrolorps.  She has grown faster than the others.

My sweet Lottie Mae perched on the re-bar.  She likes to hang out on my shoulder.

A black Silkie Bantam named Eva.  Violet's favorite.  She is soooo tiny.

Our Barred Rock, Miss Fritz and Jade our white Silkie Bantam

We finished the chicken coup and the run with the help of our neighbors and friends.  It finally got warm enough the past couple of days to let the girls out for a bit.  They are growing so fast.

Taken during a downpour.  Very happy that we just got the ground tilled for the Three Sisters Garden.

In other news, the rain and saturated soil has meant that I've been rushing to get my plants in the ground at any possible dry moment that I'm not at work.  So far we have red peppers, roma tomatoes, basil, cosmos, zinnias, garlic, sweet peas, carrots, lettuce, onions, calendula, agrimony, broccoli, spinach, kale, brussel sprouts, wood betony, some woodland plants, lavender and turnips!


  1. Thanks for all those cute pictures of your chicks!! You are so inspirational! Your garden sounds lovely. I wish that we could be successful with lavender. Our garden is getting rained out, seemingly. I hope that it does better with the sun.

  2. Thanks for your kind words. Do you have a well drained sunny spot for your lavender? Sometimes trying a different variety works better too.

  3. What an adorable clutch you have there! Can't wait to see more of these little ladies as they grow. :)


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