Sunday, April 14, 2013
My little corner of the farm
Tonight, reality is starting to sink in. It's a pretty damn good reality.
In addition to all the other things I need to do to get the Useful & Beautiful up and running, there will a lot more gardening going on. (I didn't calculate this move to occur in April on a whim!).
Here's the useful part of the back yard, as opposed to the beautiful part. (Though function can be as beautiful as form, in its own way). Chicken coop, extension, cold frame (with pea, bean and lima seedlings inside), some random rubble, water storage barrels behind and the compost system on the right behind the coop.
One bad chicken, right behind the coop door. Enjoying being an only hen. What kind of flock animal is she, anyway?
The bright green leaves in the left front corner are the blueberry bushes, which are leafing out like crazy. Once berries start forming, I'll net them so that we get more than the birds. Between chicken compost and nets, we did really well last year from 4 bushes. Would love more, but space is really limited.
Have a great week, everyone. I'll be in my workroom, making that sewing machine smoke.