Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nari and the Bird House ~~

This is Nari during the morning chores. She is on top of the Bird house, with a Nut Hatch cussing her out, a little farther up the tree. 
Going to assume, said Nuthatch, either has chicks or eggs in the nest box.

So DS saved the wee mother bird from the multi toed wonder....

Raised Beds slowly going in....

The 2nd raised bed being built last Sat. Should be ready to put soil in it today, once is warms up that is. Will be using a combo of Horse manure, composted for a year, Peat Moss and sand. 

Then I can get the other Asparagus planted.

I ordered enough blocks to do, two more raised beds. Have been trying to get them delivered since Monday.
Hopefully they will get here tomorrow. 

Might put in a couple of pressure treated raised beds too.  They are a little faster to build.

Plan on putting Gravel dust between the beds to help keep the weeds down and make a safe surface for me to walk on. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yup, that was windy yesterday....

Photos are from the beginning of the storm....

Very windy, rain/sleet/snow.... sticking snow as you can see on the shed blow.
Wind so strong, it forced moisture through the edges of the shed doors to make puddles inside...
Wind so strong, there were a number of times when I was feeding the animals... I just about hit the dust and having the feed shed door try to take me out, wasn't much fun either.
As you can see, I wasn't about to bring my camera out side in this!

Was quite a wild ride yesterday but I thank my lucky stars, the power stayed on.

Nari did not even, try, to go outside.  This is what she did for most of the day yesterday and I don't blame her.
Specially since I saw a number of tiny birds get tumbled about on the ground by the winds. Was impressive.

Last thing I needed was a tumble weed cat!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The herd at rest.....

This is the most unflattering photo I have ever taken of Stjarna, and doesn't help my clip job is... blech..,,, but I wanted to show you the wee herd.  
And Max, just like a cat, loves warms.   Dyfra loves her goats.
Can you find Sid?  LOL

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mighty Maggie and the work she does.....

Yesterday,  I brought Maggie up, so she could carry what was needed to help me find the fence line on the far side.
Maggie has years of experience with the Sawbuck and Panniers and she has always been a great help to me..

Took us nearly 3 hours, nearly did me in and if I did not have her to drag me back out....

Did indeed find the old boundary line markers, now wither or not we have enough fencing to go that far....
We will have to measure that today.

(Just a note- the sawbuck and pannier look lop sided but I weighed each side to make sure they were even in weight)

Slightly odd angle photo, but you can see more of the Sawbuck and Panniers.

Lemon Tree~~

The Lemon Tree I bought for my birthday last year, is blooming and smells wonderful.

I will let the blooms fade out, but then I will pinch them. I want the tree just a little bit bigger before I allow it to set fruit.
Will be hard to wait but worth it!

Max and Sid, say Hi !



They are great little weed eaters.... and even wag their tags when you itch them or give them treats.  A lot of fun to have around.