With all of the gardens and animals that our family has accumulated over the past few years we have a list of chores that we all do together on Saturday mornings to keep up our little place. The plants need to be watered, the gardens need to be sprayed down to keep the insects and
Big Egg Small Egg, what comes next.. most likely molting. I think that Blanch are Barred Plymouth Rock may be going into her 3rd molt. The small egg, and then the extra feathers may be a tale tale sign that she is ready to shed out of her old feathers into a nice new coat.
One of things that is nice about our new place is the extra space that we have. Unfortunately, in our front yard we have a pretty big driveway but only a little yard space to hang out. So needless to say we had to be creative on where we would put our gardens. There is
This is a home scale aquaponic unit that I installed in our new backyard. It is a pretty cool unit because you can really get the jist of what is going on, as well as keep a good eye on the fish at the same time. I repaired an old 150 gallon fish tank by
Just the other day I took a trip out to Escondido, which is in East San Diego County to pick up a few Tilapia from the couple over at the Escondido Tilapia Farm. They had a really cool and inspiring set-up to raise Tilapia for local fish farmers and urban aquaponic fanatics like myself. Compost
It is no surprise to us that the other chicken Rose wanted nothing to with this.
The tomatoes took their time coming in this year, but it was worth the wait. Starting three weeks ago we have been in hog heaven with some of the best tomatoes we have grown yet. I decided to take a walk in the garden and pick what was ripe this morning, after filling up my
We really have not seen that much of the sun over the past couple of weeks. June gloom has turned into June/July Gloom. Eli and the plants do not seem to mind as they continue to grow, sunshine or not. The Zucchini’s that we have been harvesting this year have been ridiculous. They just seam to get bigger
Two years ago our garden was attacked by a powdery mildew that took over our pumpkins and spread to the rest of our plants. You might remember this from our post back from September 08, Garden Chronicles: Chapter 8 Garden Warfare. Photos taken from Fall Garden 08 Last year I decided to water the garden
Lyndsey and I have slowly been putting together our new aquaponics garden system. Aquaponics is is the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. Fish waste from the pond/tank accumulates in water as a by-product of keeping them in a closed system. The dirty water becomes high in plant nutrients but