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Wordless Wednesday – Square Foot Gardens coming soon

Being brand-new gardeners and having spent the winter researching…we are doing the Square Foot Garden method. Here is what I spend Sunday doing…

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Happy geese on the pond
May 3, 2012, 8:29 am
Filed under: Duck, Geese, Goose, Homesteading, Organic, Permaculture, Pond | Tags: , ,

Well, it looks like our local ducks and geese approve of the pond! Not only were they practicing their “touch and go” landings, but our pair of geese from last year are back and enjoy weeding our lawn. They brought some friends too. More pics to come…once we can catch then in the act!

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Wordless Wednesday – Fresh veggies coming soon!
May 2, 2012, 4:22 am
Filed under: Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Organic | Tags: , ,

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We have some growth!

Well, wife and daughters started some seeds indoors last weekend…for the first time ever. This weekend…we have some growth! Very exciting! The bits of old white snail shells you may be able to see in the pics are due to this topsoil being dug from the ground that is now our pond.

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Wordless Wednesday – piglets!
April 18, 2012, 4:33 am
Filed under: Animals, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig | Tags: , , ,

Proud Mama Petunia and her brand new babies. Good job Petunia!

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Snowy Spring…
April 6, 2012, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, Rooster | Tags: , , , ,

Yesterday, April 5th in Alberta…many folks are planting their gardens and starting to mow lawns…. We get half a foot of snow! It’s not cold, just hordes of snow….

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Looks like it’s an inside day for the animals…. Petunia the pig will go outside in almost -30, but will not motor around her pot belly self in the snow this deep, even in my walking tracks. I have to plow the snow away for her to roam with the tractor. Spoiled brat!

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Chickens came out, took a look around at this crazy April morning and declared today an inside day! Perhaps chicken-games and safety meetings all day today.

Happy Easter all!

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Wordless Wednesday – is it Spring yet?
April 4, 2012, 7:53 am
Filed under: Animals, Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Eggs, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig | Tags: , , ,

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