Tuesday, June 25, 2013
These two hollyhocks, I did not plant this year or any other year. .surprise!....where the deeper pink is , one came last year in the same spot, the lighter pink is a new spot, they are so pretty.
Thank God for those flowers
Have gotten a few yellow wax beans
Just another view of the pole beans and wax bean in the iron bed
I am planning on canning some beans this year , I will be mixing them,
while canning them, hopefully everything will work out, I might have
beans coming out everywhere.
On to the cucumbers, they aren`t going crazy like the pole beans on the other side, but they are starting to travel up the rope alittle. I have had a couple of little cukes before this one , but they looked dried up so, I pinched them off , I hope that this don`t start looking all yellow and dried up.
I have marigolds planted in several place in my garden,...a few ladybugs, I tried to get a picture of one, but it turned out fuzzy. I have not had any issues with the horn tomato worm so far this year, knock on wood.
now on to the farm
My oldest hen Indian, first time she has ever set and she did good so far, she hatched out 9 and I hatched out about 10 in the bator and have rehomed a few and she has the 3 that I decided to keep
A silkie mix, cochin and mixed brown egg layers that is chocolate in color, hope they aren`t roosters
By the way , Indian is about 4 years old, and when she was laying, she laid about an egg every other day...she is a mixed hen....the silkie mix is her grandbaby ...I kept a pair from her last year, was gonna rehome them but the hen started to lay and decided to keep.
Lavender hatched out 15 babies...they have been rehomed
Mascara is next in line to hatch and noticed today that Aflac
has started laying.
A picture of baby chicks that were hatched out of incubator
Different colors, mostly black this time around
Both incubators are full, one due next week again.
Here is what I have harvested from the garden the past two days, sorry the one little tomato didn`t make it to the picture....it sure was good, even though the size wasn`t so good. Sorry when I was getting green onions, I didn`t post a picture of them or the turnips I have eaten either.
One of blackberry briars have slowly started to ripen , a few each day....I need to go and check the wild ones. I am planning on keeping these until get enough to can at least the beans, don`t know about the blackberries.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
We went to Ozark this past week , I snagged a few plants that were on clearance at Lowes, 2 lilies, one was in bloom, and a rose bush that needs T.L. C. as you can see from the above picture.........
I love getting bargains, got all three plants for 3.00....would have gotten more plants, but wasn`t in the budget.
Here is a rose that first time blooming...very light pink in color....
Everyone have a wonderful day......
Friday, June 14, 2013
just three in this first batch, I guess
Tippy and her babies, I would have thought she would have hatched out more. I checked her eggs yesterday and threw out two that was rotten....I am thinking that maybe a snake had gotten to them...she was under a crate so could not tell how many eggs were under her initially.
Next to hatch should be lavender and I know she has more then 3 eggs under her, then mascara( she took lavender`s spot this year , under the porch.) Then it will be survivor/sparkles, at least that is all who is setting at the moment plus a few chicks thrown in there along the way.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
First off, got this lily , yes on clearance and it won`t bloom again until next year, but I think clearances are bargain for the garden to a point/
Thought I would show the two beds of cannas, the top bed is not very deep and does get full sun, maybe that is why they aren`t very tall...will work on getting this bed deeper over the fall....
the bottom bed is well fertilized and has manure from the chicken pens as well as the coffee filters and other scraps that from my kitchen and the last few years from the garden....and these bulbs were a clearance item that I had picked up.
my yucca plants are getting ready to bloom.
The pole beans are starting to climb...yay!
The one and only wax bean is beginning to bloom
Cucumbers are beginning on blooming, not vining yet though.
Honey suckle are here is in full bloom...no wonder the hummers aren`t visiting the feeders.
I have two ducks setting on the same nest, they take turns setting on the nest it seems right now...the top picture shows sparkles waiting her turn and while the bottom shows survivor on the nest.
Last but not least one of the rose bushes the are in full bloom....very happy with it so far...by the way clearance item.......
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I thought we would look at the many roses blooming here first
Looks like I got fungus on this rose bush, it is planted in the front yard, I need to
get out and spray.
The above picture are from the same rose bush, Piñata climbing rose, so much difference in the two blooms, the other rose of this kind is not blooming right now. Of course this is why I chose this rose because of the yellow ,red , orange color....so beautiful
Don`t know what this is , I forgot what I planted here, I know that I did plant some watermelon, cantaloupe , and I think pumpkin, maybe squash. oh well, I guess I should remember what I planted or written it down some where, lol. time will tell.
My pole beans are starting to do what I want them to do, a little. Can`t wait for the green beans to come, I think I will can some this year, if I can get them before the youngest gets to them .
I replanted this redbud tree in the garden , in the bottom portion of the garden with my blackberries and irises.
One of my blackberries are starting to turn red ,....soon Blackberries.
We went fishing the other day and notice that the gooseberries were starting to get plump and sour , didn`t try any, thought about it that day, but I was having issues with coughing, in which I do from time to time.
I seen this plastic bottle tower on YouTube and thought I might put in my garden , but instead of using dirt in it, put mulch and let it break down then plant morning glory in it or some other vine of some sort, cucumbers, beans...endless possibilities, hopefully it will work how I want it too, time will tell.
I also seen building made out of glass , plastic and tin can, it was very interesting and of course old tires, a way to keep these out of the land field, thinking about making one for my chickens, but collecting all of that is the problem.
Gotta love YouTube.
Now on to the little quilting!
I have started working on a new quilt, don`t know how long it will take me, but this is what it looks like. I so like the piecemakers calendars, they always have a beautiful quilt with the pattern as well. I got this pattern a few years ago.2011 is the year of the calendar. I wonder how long it will take. Each block has beading on it, ribbon embroidery along with regular embroidery, so a lot of work.
I am working on the center block first, since it has a lot on it, I will try and take a picture of it when it finished . It has felt on it and other material that I can not find here local , so am putting my own little twist on it.