Friday, May 28, 2010

How Far We've Come

This week at Weksny, we've been working hard in the vegetable garden.

It's a lot of garden to care for, but I think you'll agree that our efforts are well worth it.

Was it really just a few weeks ago that these gorgeous celery plants were just spindly-looking little stalks?

I think the cabbages are simply beautiful, don't you?

We've really struggled with getting beans to take hold, but I think this bush variety is doing the job just fine.

Our broccoli and cauliflower bed. They're so huge now!

Speaking of huge...have you ever seen such a large squash plant? The kids think it looks like it belongs in a jungle somewhere!

This is our third or fourth radish crop (I've lost count). Fastest growing vegetable I've seen yet.

And there's still the tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, corn, okra...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The hatch has begun

Good Morning all...
The long awaited hatch has begun. We started hearing some pipping yesterday evening, and actually had 2 cracked eggs when we went to bed last night. I got up about 3:30 this morning and checked on them, and got to see our first chick hatch out. Needless to say, there is too much excitement going on here to go back to bed.

I'll post the hatch results as soon as the hatch is completed.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Broody Hen

An interesting thing happened today. We finally have a hen go broody. She is one of our RIR hens. She has been playing at it for about 2 weeks, but finally stayed on the nest all day today. In fact she is still on it. She has about 5 eggs underneath her as far as I can tell. So we'll see what she does. What is making this interesting is ..,,,
I have a clutch of eggs finishing up in the incubator, They started pipping today and one of them is starting to crack through the shell. So it is a really fun time here at weksny acres. I'll keep you posted on the hen and the incubator progress.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Farmer's Market update

It was a slow day at the farmer's market today, even though it was a beautiful day.
I heard there was a "spring thing" in two of the neighboring towns and some convention going on in town today also.
Even so we did manage to sell 3 dozen eggs, about a pound and a half of salad lettuce, and two bars of soap. we made enough to repair the tiller tire. But that's another story.
We keep working hard and hope for a better day next week.