Sunday, January 31, 2010

Housewarming Party






Sam and I celebrated our new farm with friends. We had friends' bands play, ate lots of food, and had a bonfire.


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Peas, Vetch, and Oats


Sam planted a test plot of PVO (peas, vetch, and oats) in the cold frame (in the greenhouse). The cold frame won't make a big difference in terms of the temperature but it will ensure that the chickens don't eat it up. We attempted to plant some PVO outside of the cold frame and you can see in the video that they loved the unexpected snack.

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Lucky - Our Rooster


We adopted a rooster named Lucky from friends of ours. He is helping keep the chickens in line. Listen to Sam imitate his call. video

Transformation of the Greenhouse


The chickens have been in the greenhouse for over two weeks now and what a change. Sam has created two new compost bins to contain all the old tomato plants and chicken manure and seaweed.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chicken Tractor





Sam built a chicken tractor (with a trap door) so that our chickens could move into the greenhouse and eat all the yummy, green leftovers. They love it.

The field

Here is the field where we plan on growing lots of garlic.

The farmhouse


Originally built in 1810 with a kitchen and porch added on in 2007.

Greenhouses



The greenhouses where we plan on growing lots of tomatoes, peppers, melons, and greens.