Saturday, September 17, 2011

Apple Picking

Bug-a-boo going after the high ones.
 It has been a crazy few weeks. I thought with the start of school life would calm down into a nice routine. HA! Not so. The good thing about homeschooling is that you can take on life as it comes at you. Like caring for grandma when she is to sick to help herself. That in itself is a life lesson you cannot find in a workbook.
He found THE perfect apple.
We took an afternoon away from the craziness to pick some yummy apples at a friends apple orchard. They also took three of our hens that needed a home. Now we just need a home for our rooster Mr. Waddles. I was going to offer him for free in our local paper, till I heard he would find a home quickly, as a  cock fighter! That is not going to happen. It would be much kinder to put him in the stew pot. Not sure if we are hungry enough to do that though.

Joy Joy found a new home for 3 of her girls.
I did not get a fall garden planted. You have to be home to do that! My Honey love has been busy building us a garden shed as funds come in.
We got 4 and 1/2 pumpkins from the compost pumpkin plants. A half you say? Yes. A ground hog got the other half. He could go in the stew pot too, as far as I am concerned. I wonder what groundhog tastes like?
My Honey love building me a garden shed!
I am planning (but will it really happen?) to go out and put the garden to bed and get it ready for next year. I have some clover seeds to put in, and I should get the litter (wood chips and chicken poo) out of the hen house spread it around the garden and put fresh in the coop for the winter. Then we will have more nice litter for the spring.
The chickens have much more room in their yard with the 3 hens gone. The chickens seemed unusually subdued for a couple of days after we gave away their sisters. Thankfully they are acting like themselves again.


  1. Hi Alisha. This is probably a dumb question, but I'm curious what you will be using the garden shed for. I'm also interested in the deep litter method, so I'll be checking that out on your site.


  2. HI Fransene, It is not a dumb question at all. We will put the lawn mower in there, buckets, pots, all my tools... On the outside of the shed he is going to build me a shelf on the side, so I have a little work space to use in the garden. This will be very useful! He also plans on having a rain water system on/in it.
    Thak you for you comment Fransene!