Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Vines

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The Vines

Last, but not least, the grapevines! They are almost waist-high on the trellis now! I’m so excited!

P.S. I thought I should note that, I don’t know exactly what all of the plants in the garden are because they have been shared from friends, who may or may-not recall what exactly they are sharing 🙂

The Chicks

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The Chicks

We have two older hens – one of which survived the fox massacre last Spring (she is about 5 years old now, and still laying!). Neither of the old hens are pictured here…

In this picture, however, is the rooster who was supposed to be a hen. Whoops. I guess if we are going to have a single rooster, a barred rock roo is pretty hip, though. I’ve heard they tend to be pretty aggressive… so, on “grazing” days, we’ll have to leave him cooped up. Literally, haha!

The Garden

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The Garden

I mentioned I grow weeds, right? Yep. In and amongst the weeds are a few lavender plants, a few tomato plants, a few succulents of unknown origin (okay, so I DO know that one of them is a “hens and chicks”), and a cucumber plant. Oh, and a few varieties of basil.

I also planted some flowers this evening.

As you can see, however, the weeds have pretty much consumed everything except the garden boxes. Even those are a daily battle to the death. I hate thistles. I think I covered that already though, right?

The Sitting Area

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The Sitting Area

Hedwig, our resident garden owl, is not so useful in scaring away weeds. Just sayin’…

In the background is a lovely sitting area… except that pesky chair with the bum leg. Oh, and the in-need-of-repair picnic table. My handy-dandy husband may have accidentally knocked off the leg while trying to move it out of the way of the lawn mower. Whoops.

The Menagerie

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The Menagerie

The Coop is undergoing massive renovations. My husband is a pretty handy fellow. Originally, the coop was a playhouse that he and his father built for his children. It has since been repurposed, and we are adding an “upper” area with a window, and enough room to stand up.

Collecting eggs while crouched down inside the equivalent of a hobbit house with chicken poo is kinda gross. Just kinda…

The Goats

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The Goats

Pogo: named because, as a few day old youngster, he’d randomly bounce about in a fit of excitement. Nowadays, I’m not sure if the lack of bouncing is due to his realization that he is a fainting goat, and too much excitement renders him immobile, or just that he’s too mature for such nonsense now.