This past weekend we did a few things around the farm:
Put up a row shade on one garden row… I know it is ghetto but it is a work in process.
Built a chicken house for the free range birds.
Mulched the fig tree with wood chips.
Added deep bedding to the chicken coop.
Planted some cacti that I got from a neighbor.
Pretty productive even though there was alot of laying around being done also- it is all about balance here at Twin Toe.
Last week I planted Beets, bok choi, carrots, broccoli, kale, and arugula. Towards the end of this week I will plant some more. I found some rock wool cubes in the shed that I will plant some starters in and see how it goes. Currently I am getting green beans, the last of the daikon, lemon cukes, watermelon and a few cucumbers. I have a couple small broccoli coming up from a earlier planting and some bok choi also some beets. I am going to plant some artichokes and Sonoran white wheat on the outside of the garden as an experiment. I have also been messing around with designing a soil blocker. They are easy to make, just trying to use what we have around here without purchasing anything new is the challenge. I made one out of a pill container and it was to flimsy.
We have 5 chicks right now a week old and one hen sitting on eggs. We had 10 last month. It’s interesting that the chickens on the outside reproduce in abundance and the ones inside the coop are not reproducing at all. Jasons frankentiny chicken is not getting the job done on the inside. Another observation is that the outsiders are really beautiful, full feathers, shiny, fluffy and generally healthier looking. The ones on the inside aren’t sickly looking they just don’t look as primo.
Some other projects in the works:
- Collecting more pallets for our pig barn
- build a concrete block grill pit
- build cold smoke house
- make a chicken cruiser to go over a row in the garden
- set up a chicken compost area
I need some ideas of what I should do with my small garden space. It is about 10×12 and is located in our fenced backyard area. See pic below. Currently it is a big weed patch with lots of prairie dog tunnels and mounds. What do you think? I am open for any ideas- it doesn’t have to stay a garden. Let me know what you would do with this space.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Till next time-