Monday, September 29, 2014

Runt of the litter

Peanut's been with us for about a week. His mom kicked him out of the nest and she won't take him back.

Discovered by Abbey, who's a cat, he's none the worse for wear.

The animal rehab facility said they already had too many squirrels and wouldn't take him. Nothing else to do but try and rehab him here.

He's growing and getting more active day by day.

"The earth-care ethic in permaculture is a life ethic and part of it says that all living things have an intrinsic worth." - Geoff Lawton

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Season's end

The tomatoes have run their course. They've been much appreciated and enjoyed. But now the time has come for them to make way for something else.

The experiment netted some fine results. Container gardening on the deck is viable. Not all of the varieties were home runs but we now know which ones we like the best.

There are still some producing tomatoes in the yard garden, so we'll get a few more tomatoes until a cold snap, maybe.

The shadows are long now and the main crop doesn't get any light at all really. The deck still gets light in the a.m. and so we'll try some more container gardening going forward.

Sitting Bull

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chickens 6 wks

The chickens continue to grow and they are now 6 weeks old.

Just six weeks ago, little peeps.

They have a mobile coop called the Chickshaw!

Monday, September 8, 2014


My little buddy Pogo died today. I found him in the middle of the road near the house clinging to life.

I started noticing him a few months ago, ambling around the neighborhood in broad daylight.

I don't think he could hardly see at all.

He came and went. Once I walked outside and he and two of my cats were all on the front stoop. The cats wouldn't mess with him, they gave him a wide berth.

I knew I'd find him on the road one day. I'm glad I found him while he was still alive.

We buried him today in the backyard and planted a black walnut tree over his grave.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chick update

L-R Blondie, Cleo, Chi-chi, back Baby
These chicks are growing like weeds. Maybe because that's what they eat all day, I'm not sure.

In the morning they go outside in an enclosed run. We bring them back in in the evening.
3 weeks ago

We still haven't determined what kind they are yet.

Mobile chicken run