Spring Tillage

I hooked up the chisel plow today after a couple of small repairs and topping off the fluids.  I didn’t get to the actual tilling yet, sushi calls.

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An early start

The pocket gophers are out early this year and so am I.  The morning after spreading the compost I noticed to new gopher piles coming up through the dark brown of the compost.   I’ve made a good arrangement with Caitlin.  I get to buy new tools for projects she wants me to do.  Notice […]

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I love driving big machines.

My dad and I spread the compost today.  My friend Billy wasn’t available with his loader so I went down to the rental shop and rented a John Deere 310 which I operated for the day.  Dad ran the spreader.  It was his first time on the tractor.  We are a month or so early […]

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Chick Freedom

Here are a couple of videos of the new layer chicks as they explore outside of the brooder box for the first time. Chicken Hoppin’ New layers 2

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Chick Update

The new layer chicks are three weeks old and doing great.  We have gone through 80 lbs of feed.  That is about 19 cents per bird in feed cost so far.

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The Onions are Up

The first of the onion seedlings are emerging from the soil.  We had leftover seed from last year of the Cabernet variety and it seems to be germinating well.   We are thankful for this considering all the suppliers were already out of stock by the time we ordered our onion seed this season.  There are […]

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