Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Todays Tomatoes and Eight-ball Squash

Harvest So far this Week

My harvest from two days ago and I have more to harvest. The large ones are the chocolate strips, 2 small round ones Riesentraube , and the others the hybrid/hybrid cross/volunteer:
and the All Blue Potatoes I harvested the same day:

And I've got more tomatoes to harvest today.

Monday, August 22, 2011

First Tomato Harvest of 2011

The ones to the left are Riesentraube ("giant bunch of grapes") and the ones to the right are the babies of last years hybrids that popped up.

These guys are Chocolate Stripes and I'm trying to figure out if they are ripe yet:

One of the marigold:

And these are some of the evil bugs in my garden:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Girls!

The Buff one (I really need to name them) who is about 13 months:
The black and white mottled about 3 months old, who would not stop moving so after about a million pictures here is what I got:
and the pretty little white one, also 3 months:

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pictures Tomorrow!

The Bantam Cochins are home safe and sound, settling into a cage with some water to drink. I need to pick up feed tomorrow,  the little ones at 12 weeks shouldn't be on layer feed, it has too much calcium and could harm their kidneys.  But no pictures tonight they need a chance to settle without having a camera flashed in their faces, so tomorrow will be there first pictures. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

You need to read this...

You need to read this, I know I needed the laugh. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be posting pictures of my new cochins. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

They didn't show

We waited over an hour and the people who were to collect the roosters never showed. If you know anyone who needs a rooster (or two) in NW PA, please let me know.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Week of the Chickens!

I am as happy as can be at the moment. My two extra Barred Rock/Easter Egger roosters will be leaving to go live with a BYC member in Mercer County.
And on Saturday I will be getting three Bantam Cochins, two are about 3 months old pullets (one white and one black and white mottled) and the other is a year old buff who is laying and has already raised a clutch. I'll be posting pictures when I get them, but if you want to get an idea use google images and enter bantam cochin and the color.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lettuce and Squash

Garden Updates

My last of Glad is in bloom, they rest have already died off:
My Scarlet Runner Beans are also in bloom:
There is at least two egg gourds so far:
Some of the tomatoes are ripening and my volunteers are almost ready to harvest:   

One of several Bottle Gourds:
 One of the other gourds:
My volunteer sunflower:
My Crimson Sweet watermelons:

Now I need to tell you that a chicken broke in while I was away camping and ate off of a few things includeing this pumpkin:

And here are some of the other pumpkins, which I'm pretty sure are all from the volunteers:
and this pretty is growing outside of the fence it the weeds, but we aren't telling the chickens that:
These sun flowers are multi-head and were given to me as seeds from an extremely kind BYC member, when I was losing all those birds this spring:

and these are two bottle gourds that where growing outside of the fence where the chickens can easily reach them (and yes they pictures need turned, I forgot...):

I was Camping...

An update coming soon....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Harvest- Week Something...

My Yukon Gold potato vines died so I harvested them yesterday:

and  I also harvested two 8-ball squash yesterday, earlier in the week I harvested a zucchini which got cooked yesterday as well as everything else.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kernel's day out

Sorry I haven't posted much, but I have several post I really should do but just haven't gotten around to.

Today Kernel gets to enjoy the great out doors, I moved his cage outside (with out the bottom) so he can get some vitamin D and eat some grass. I got a good look at his beck today and I'm either going to have to figure out how he can keep it trimmed naturally or file it back a little. So I'll let everyone know how his day goes later.