October 18, 2010
A mostly local dinner
Catching up on some pictures from August:
Our 32nd anniversary dinner on the balcony! (this was pre-stink bugs)
This giant cherry tomato plant was a volunteer that threatened to take over the entire kitchen garden!! Below it you can see some small cucumber plants.
Now these are from September:
Here are the new chickens with the Buff Orpingtons investigating the new garbage deposited in the compost pile at left.
The new chickens are Barred Rock, Black Australorp and (I think) Golden Pencilled Wyandotte.
December 20, 2009
Clara dug paths for ducks & chickens
Yesterday we got 20+ inches of snow! Clara is visiting and we worked outside.
Cold frames uncovered
Ruth and Charlie
Sunday was dig-out day
In the foreground is the fig tree, "packed" for the winter
The fig tree was covered in plastic and then packed with straw. The first year we overpacked the fig tree and unpacked it too late and it got moldy and died (but it grows back from the roots), and the second year we unpacked it too soon in March and it died…but it grew back and produced more than a dozen figs in October. Hopefully, this year we will get it just right!
Solar food dryer (made by Mike) with figs and herbs in October