Ready for planting!

Ready for planting!

First patch dug, fertilized, and ready for planting!

Homesteader tips:

1. Don’t forget to fertilize, and keep it organic! On this patch I used worm castings and aged chicken manure.

2. Reduce / Reuse / Recycle. If you have livestock (we have chickens), you get “free” manure!

Gift guide: When it IS time to buy, buy organic! Premium Organic Worm Castings by MOSS (Master Organic Soil Solutions)

Elvira & Co. dig Grass Clippings

“Mow, mow, mow your lawn…”

Yesterday I mowed the lawn and my “helpers” followed behind looking for bugs.

Here’s our newest little hen – “Elvira” (she’s goth) – digging for hidden treasure in the grass clippings. The traffic noise is from the country highway on the other side of the fence.

More info on the Ayam Cemani breed:This Goth Chicken Doesn’t Conform to Your Perfect Chicken Society

Right now we are using a gas-powered mower that came with the house we are renting. When we buy our own it will be an electric lawn mower with NO gas and NO fumes!

Gift Guide: if you are looking for a mower, check out these electric mowers by Earthwise.