I lost it somewhere in the middle of August. There was too much to do for Solarize Massachusetts, for Transition Wayland. So I lost the garden. The plants kept on growing, but so did the weeds and the pests. I stopped watering the tomatoes and peppers in the hoop house altogether. We never managed to put […]
What does it mean when someone tells you “It can be done”? Does it mean anything more or different from “it can’t be done”? (*) When you hear someone say “it can be done,” you should immediately ask “and are we doing it?” That will accomplish two things. If the answer is yes, you’ve confirmed […]
Yesterday was an animal day. First, I checked on Hive 3 and finally undid the mistake I made over a month ago. Back then I pulled a deep frame out of that hive’s brood box to give to a friend, bees, brood, eggs, honey and pollen and all, whose hive was in trouble. I pulled […]
Three yolks, two of them homegrown. Smaller, yes, but so much tastier than the big one! Getting two a day now!
This morning Amie and I were so thrilled when we opened the nest box. There, on the bare plank (I hadn’t put any bedding down yet), was the cutest egg you’ve ever soon, a tiny pullet egg. We couldn’t tell which of the four ladies laid this egg, but Pecky was the one who protested […]
TO DO before Winter in the so-called “Ladies’ Garden”. clear weeds, brambles put in path from house to woodpile (to the right , not in picture) and stake make bed for strawberries transplant strawberries from front bed to here reinforce coop roof for snow load finishing touches to coop buck, split and stack more wood […]
This is the Riot for the month of August of 2012 for the three of us plus my parents-and sister-in-law. My summary of our first three years is here. Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers! Gasoline. Calculated per person. DH and SIL have been driving into Boston every day for work and […]