Saturday, June 16, 2012

On the Farm . . .

So much has happened in the last month here at casa d'acrylic . . . 

Veggie Garden:
Finally it's in--all of it!  Potatoes, onions, beans, lettuce, corn, squash, tomatoes . . . It was a lot of hard work clearing the field: picking out the rocks, getting the rows in, planting the seeds and seedlings, building the fence . . . 
Veggie Garden
The solar powered electric fence isn't quite finished yet, but it should get done within the week.  Hoping it'll keep away the local deer and rabbits.  Of the latter, we think its a family.  We often see different sized rabbits frolicking in the grass munching on clover.  

The girls were gettin' a wee bit crowded in their melon box (and don't they look rather homely as their feathers grow in?  Ugly!).
Big Box
Now they have some room to roam in their new chicken coop.  It's a reno to the back of the shed.
New Chicken Coop
We've got to add a door flap and ramp so they can venture outdoors to scratch in the dirt.  Hopefully that'll get done in the next week or so.

Flower Garden:
Quite a few perennials got planted, but they're so small relative to the big garden space.  
Purple Irises

Tiny Dicentra 
Hoping to pick up a few annuals in the next week to fill in the empty space.  Still, not a bad looking spot.  It'll be pretty in the next few years.
Front Flower Garden
And of course there's lots of wildlife from squirrels, chipmunks, chickadees, mourning doves, gold finches and purple finches.  The big bush also attracts lots of honeybees and butterflies.
Local squirrel

Yup, life grows very nicely on the farm ;)

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