Thursday, February 5, 2009
The Begining and Starting
Yesterday I went out and took some pictures of our empty slate of a garden,it looks sad.One would never know that I have been feeding my family some beautiful produce that came from this blah place.
I also took some photos of our current Chicken Coop.The coop has been serviceable,dry and warm the things we thought were important when we first started out with our hens 6 years ago. Little did we know that people were building coops with style to them. The new coop will be much more grand.
The photos are just to show everyone what we are starting from.
Today was much more cheering,Chance and I went and picked up the first of the Hay Bales! We bought 4 bales to get things started.We laid out the starting of the rows so they will get maximum sunlight.Luckily this is not to hard since we get fully sun from around 10AM until 6 or 7 PM.
To get the bales ready for planting we need to jump start them with about a cup of Blood Meal and a good soaking with the hose. The water and Bone Meal will hurry up the composting of the bale. We keep watering the bales for 10 days.During those couple of weeks the bales will reach up to 150 degrees and by the end of the 10 days the bales will cool down enough we can start planting in them.
Since we are planting our whole garden over the next few months we will just keep adding more bales in time for the next round of plantings.
The luckiest part of my day,there were no chicks yet at the feed store.I am not ready for them yet but passing by their sweet little cheeps is not something I do well.
There is plenty more coming along with the better and better weather.