Monthly Archives: May 2009


It’s that time again, garden planting weekend. Our tomatoes and peppers are already growing in the greenhouse but it’s time to get some seeds into the ground. First thing we had to do was move the coop out of the garden and onto their “summer pasture”. After tilling two yards of compost into the garden I worked on setting up the new fencing to make a temporary enclosure for the chickens. Joy and the kids worked hard on getting everything planted. Cuc’s, carrot’s, zuc, squash, red and yukon potatoes, lettuce, snow peas, rhubarb, strawberries, onions, a lot of herbs and some Indian corn. Whew!! I worked on digging post holes for the new garden/chicken yard.I finished the holes and set all the corner posts in cement. We also burned our slash pile that’s been accumulating since last summer. A very busy weekend indeed.


Posted by on May 31, 2009 in Chickens, Garden, Kids



Our boy had an appointment in Spokane on Tue. so we decided to head over on Sun. and spend some time exploring. We saw a bear right off I-90 just outside of Missoula, that was cool. Spokane has some really beautiful city parks which we enjoyed. The falls were impressive at Riverfront Park and the old time carousel there was great. I’ve never seen one go that fast. Manito Park was also amazing, especially the Japanese and Lilac gardens. It was nice to see oak trees again too. We made good use of the pool at the hotel, the kids had a lot of fun.
It was nice to get away for a few days.

Two shady characters who appear to be up to no good.

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Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Kids


Yard Work

Today was a beautiful spring day, around 70 and sunny. We spent the day working out back. I finally moved the coop off the patio and into the garden, I think the chickens are happy. Joy made a trip to the nursery and came home with 5 fruit trees, Two apple, two plum, and one cherry. She also picked up our tomato and pepper plants along with some rhubarb. I need to get the planter boxes built in the green house and get started on the garden. First I have to get the second garden fenced and move the chickens into it. Then a till in a truck load of composted manure, layout the plots and start planting seeds. We’re never wanting for something to do. 🙂

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Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Garden