Friday, June 24, 2011

The Good Life

 I am pretty sure that our farm makes me want to believe in reincarnation.
 I want to be one of these cool kitties, catching critters and relaxing.
 Or maybe a little girl lounging in the shade on a warm afternoon.
 Nope, definitely want to be a cat, snuggling on the best farmer in the world's sweet shoulder.
Ah, the good life.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Growth spurt

I have never succeeded in starting tomatos from seed then transplanting and surviving early spring.

This year, I decided to try again.

I told Farmer Trav well in advance that the tomatos may die, and we may have to purchase local plants instead.

The tomatos sprouted well enough indoors. The transplant went off without a hitch.

Then it rained. First for ten days, then for a week. Following the flood  were some of the hottest temperatures on record for May. I figured our little seedling were done for. Because of all the rain, I wasn't able to venture out and check our progress as often as I thought.

Finally, the rain stopped, the heat abated, and I ventured to the garden. There I found some of the healthiest tomato plants I have ever laid eyes on.

SoI guess I really juust needed Mother Nature to kick me out of the garden for a bit so she could do her thing!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Hens

 Look at these beautiful brown eggs!
Farmer Trav installed some new privacy curtains for the hens. They are so happy! Less egg eating, higher production, and generally seem to be laying more consistently.

Neglected but not forgotten

My poor little blog! I have missed you so!

 Baby strawberries.
Knock Out Roses

We are so busy on the Farm that all I do is mentally write after snapping a few pictures. So I am finally catching up!