Those Turkeys!

Those Turkeys!

Posted by in turkeys on 23. Jun, 2010 | 2 Comments

We started 23 turkey eggs in an incubator this evening (7:30 pm to be precise).

The temperature was preset by the friend who loaned us the incubator .  thanks Angela!

We poured water into a tray in the bottom of the incubator to keep the eggs humid, and marked each egg with an ‘X’ as we put … Read More →

Worms in the Classroom

Worms in the Classroom

Posted by in Community, Gardening on 03. May, 2010 | 2 Comments

What a morning!

Mrs Kerslake’s grade 3 class (Helen’s class) decided to setup a worm composter in their class room this spring.  I went in last week and supplied them with the worms to get started.

This was not a simple handover of worms however … we sorted worms from the finished compost of our bin, split … Read More →

The Immaculate Conception!

The Immaculate Conception!

Posted by in Farming on 29. Apr, 2010 | 3 Comments

 

Its official!

Our very fat, supposed-to-be male cat had 5 kittens last night.  We are stunned, and so is the family we got him from.  None of us have ever seen this happen before … so far no media outlets have agreed to pay for pictures or for that matter even returned my calls. 

The kids discovered … Read More →

Worming into Spring

Worming into Spring

Posted by in Earthship, Farming, Gardening on 23. Apr, 2010 | 1 Comment

With all the work on the house the gardening is falling behind …

I’ve been putting off harvesting the compost from the worm bins for too long.  This morning I took the time to sort the worms out of two finished trays of compost.  It looks like I’ve been feeding them well …  the compost … Read More →

Pop can walls and more fiber harvesting…

Pop can walls and more fiber harvesting…

Posted by in Bond beam, Can walls, Construction, Earthship, Front Wall, Sheep on 18. Apr, 2010 | 2 Comments

Today we started laying pop cans for the second side of the bond beam form.  Last night we screened gravel and ran a string line.  This morning at 8:00 am we started and it went very fast! 

At 10:30 the sheep shearer (Phillip) showed up to shear or yearling ewes, Ginny, Zoom, Twirl-A-Girl and Whiskers.  Philip … Read More →

Rotatilling for new garden space…yay friends!

Rotatilling for new garden space…yay friends!

Posted by in Farming, Gardening on 16. Apr, 2010 | 0 Comments

Several weekends ago, Mike and Linda showed up with their tractor and rotatiller.  I had been making noises about trying to recover a small sheep pasture for extra garden space and since we were borrowing the John Deere from Mike and Linda to mount Schillings cement mixer, Mike brought along the tiller and spent an … Read More →

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