Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Grandchick Update

It is really hard to capture the essence of these young chicks. They scurry about, close to their surrogate mom (Rochelle Rochelle), scratching, pecking, jumping up and down the ramp (they now sleep safely upstairs with all the other hens). … Continue reading

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August Garden Progress

Wow! The end of the summer is upon us! It almost feels like fall. The lighting is changing, our fruit trees are already beginning to lose a few leaves, and the days are getting shorter. The chickens are now retreating … Continue reading

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Amazing Apple Peeler-Slicer-Corer

Have you seen one of these? It peels, cores and slices apples and potatoes. I even tried it on the pears – it worked better on the Asian pears than the Bartlett pears because of their shape. I came home … Continue reading

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Do Dogs Like Celery?

What about your dog Jack, Kailyn and Ellie? Does he like vegetables? We seem to have crazy dogs that love veggies. Orca would eat carrots, broccoli, grapes (I now heard that grapes are not good for dogs), pretty much anything … Continue reading

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Preserving the Harvest

What fun we are having! Our Gravenstein Apple tree was not as productive this year as in years past but Grandpa was still able to fill a 5-gallon bucket with juicy apples. I canned six pints of applesauce and four … Continue reading

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Grand-Chicks

She did it! Rochelle Rochelle hatched her second surrogate batch of chicks. Last spring was the first time she entered her broody stage. We were given eight fertilized eggs from the Chicken Man (Tony) and she hatched three chicks. It … Continue reading

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Roasted Beets and Onions

This week I harvested the last of the beets and the onions from the raised beds. Your mom shared her easy roasting recipe for beets: Scrub and peel beets, rub with a little olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of … Continue reading

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Blueberries!

Blueberries! Last season, we planted four different varieties that were to ripen at various times during the season~early, mid and late. These photos were taken in June. We will admit that we did munch on a handful of blueberries but … Continue reading

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Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers and Petunias

Well, we are having another very mild summer. Not too hot and you can tell by the tomato and pepper plants. They look happy and healthy, just very green. We have harvested only about 6 or so tomatoes~not counting the … Continue reading

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