Author Archives: Charlotte

New Baby Chicks Have Arrived

I just had to share some pictures of our newest babies.  They are black sexlinks and one golden sexlink.  They are sooo cute.  We just got them yesterday, but they are 10 days old.  Since it has done nothing but … Continue reading

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Starting My Seedlings

Hooray, it’s time to start your seeds indoors.  Somehow, no matter how tired or busy I am, I seem to be able to muster the energy to start my seeds.  Starting seeds brings visions of a beautiful garden and plates … Continue reading

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Gardening for chickens?

Do you plant your garden according to what your chickens like?  My chicks have eaten all the grass from their section of the yard, or as my dad says, “they turned it into a desert.”   Since they can’t forage … Continue reading

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Vegetables to plant in February

February is here and I don’t know about you but I’m getting a bit of spring fever.  I have recently added a page, Vegetable Planting Guide, to the site that has the planting guides for all twelve months.  However, I thought I … Continue reading

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From Then Till Now

I was looking through my pictures and came upon the pictures from last year.  I can’t believe how different my garden is now.  Who would have guessed one year could bring so much change.  Between the chickens and adding the … Continue reading

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Gardening 101 – Crop Rotation

I’m sure most of us gardeners have heard someone say, “make sure you rotate your crops.”  What?  Why is crop rotation such a big deal, and does it really matter?  Yes, I think it does matter.  Plants in the same … Continue reading

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Seed Inventory and Organization

It’s that time of year, where all us gardeners are starting to get the spring itch.  Seed catalogs are filling our mail boxes and dreams of beautiful gardens occupy our minds.  The past few weeks had brought on spring like … Continue reading

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How I Care For My Chickens

I thought I would explain how I care for my chickens.  I am not a chicken expert!  The things I do are based mostly upon the suggestions given to me by the couple from whom I initially got my chickens … Continue reading

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Vegetables to plant in January

I can’t believe how time flies.  Here we are halfway through January and I am finally putting this list out. The weather here in zone 8b this year has been strange, to say the least.  We have had a few … Continue reading

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Building of the West Garden

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2013. I took a week off between Christmas and New Years to get my west garden ready.  To say the least, I felt that I needed a vacation from my vacation when all … Continue reading

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