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 →

Too many seedlings!

Too many seedlings!

Posted by in Gardening on 24. Mar, 2010 | 2 Comments

It has officially been spring for a couple of days, but around here it has not felt like winter for weeks. It is warm, mostly sunny, and weeds are starting to appear in the garden beds.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start some seedlings.  I had been meaning to get started for a … Read More →

CLUCK, CLUCK…Backyard chickens in the city!

Posted by in Chickens, Farming on 12. Mar, 2010 | 0 Comments

Our family has long (well for the last few years) been advocates of farm raised chickens.  The health benefits of free range eggs and chickens are matched only by the satisfaction of knowing you’ve contributed to feeding yourself.

I’m delighted to say that backyard chickens are legal in….Vancouver!  I see this morning that Calgary is trying … Read More →

Roosters and Egg Production

Posted by in Chickens, Farming on 23. Nov, 2009 | 0 Comments

So after much research I have learned two things:

1) A “good” rooster will protect its hens, find food and be the last into the coop at night. A good rooster can encourage an increase in egg production.2) A “bad” rooster who harasses the hens and if too….ardent….will discourage egg production.

Today we are up to … Read More →

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