The Weekly Digs #15

The Weekly Digs #15

It feels like this week has gone by so fast. The heat is finally here, with a few 85 degree days.

The bad news is that my daikon radishes have gone straight to seed along with one of my napa cabbages. I’ve never had my napa cabbages go to seed but it’s definitely happened with the daikon radishes before. I think both of them are more suited to be fall crops and I’m going to try them again in fall.

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Weekly Digs #11

Weekly Digs #11

I’ve been kind of dreading writing this post today. Sometimes I really want to gloss over the hard things that happen here. We had two sets of chicks growing and thriving in our basement. The ones we incubated and the others we bought early in the season, about 7 weeks ago.

My bigger chicks I put in the chicken tractor every day last week when it was warm and dry. My stinky basement needed some relief! The chicks were so happy. One night when it was going to stay above 60 in the evening, I decided they should start spending the night outside.

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The Weekly Digs #9

The Weekly Digs #9

I have to talk about the most exciting thing first. After incubating chicken eggs for 21 days the babies have arrived! They are the cutest little things at this age. I could just watch them all day long.

We started with 9 eggs, but we had a mishap when my daughter was trying to put the lid back on the incubator and dropped it. She cracked open an egg beyond repair. This was about 18 or 19 days in.

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The Weekly Digs #5

The Weekly Digs #5

I’m at the point where winter just keeps dragging on and the gray days seem eternal. Thankfully, I can work on my gardening indoors to fight the winter blues!

This week, I seeded peppers. 36 plants so far. I will do at least another half tray to make 50+ peppers. Last year I didn’t have enough Jalapeno plants to keep up with my salsa making so I’m attempting a better balance this year!

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