Early spring we began losing chickens. Some of them were gone without a trace. Others were found partially eaten. We knew we had a problem, we just weren’t sure what form that problem was taking. As we have a well fenced run area I felt confident crossing coyotes off the list. They have never made
We are three years into our sainfoin experiment. The 5 acres directly behind our house is where the former owners kept their horses contained the most. It was highly compacted and had almost 0 vegetation. The sainfoin we planted here is doing well. (pictured above) It’s getting taller and it has been self seeding. It
Sometimes there are no words. Pictures are all that I have. There is so much I have not accomplished. So many things yet to be done. In these times of chaos it waters my soul to settle for a minute and photograph what has been done. The beauty that surrounds me but that I don’t
I am excited to announce we have a breeding pair of American Guinea Hogs chomping away on grass as we speak. Joey is a 7 month old boar. He was calmly walking around the pasture when we first saw him. Meanwhile his brothers were madly humping each other. We picked the calm one. He doesn’t
We built two top barrel beehives many years ago. I’ve been trying to attract a swarm of bees ever since. http://peacockorchard.com/2015/07/16/top-bar-bee-hive-construction/ I have finally called it quits and bought a package of bees. Whooo, nerve wracking. I picked the bees up in their lovely little box. I believed myself fully prepared to install the hive.
Despite what California farmers would have you think almonds are extremely drought tolerant. What they aren’t is particularly cold tolerant. At least that was what I believed. I have a few Russian Almond bushes flourishing but I really wished I could grow a few sweet almonds. Thanks to One Green World I think I might