|Truckers Favorite field corn interplanted with cowpeas & pumpkins|
I think this is the prettiest corn we've ever grown.
Baby Chicken Update
|Mama and Lone Baby Chicken are doing well.|
This is the first time I've had a chick be so well received by the rest of the flock. No one pesters or even pays any attention to the chick, even Rooster Man! Plus, I have another broody hen. I gave her half a dozen eggs.
|And, I have another broody hen. Due to hatch June 25.|
This is the first time I've had more than one broody hen in a summer!
|View from the back side before the gate was installed.|
After finishing the chicken coop Dan wanted to take a break from building. The current project is fencing (again). First thing done was to finish putting up the privacy fence on the other side of the house. On the Master Plan, this is on the right side of the house for the area labeled "bird garden". This will hopefully be an outdoor relaxation area since we have no back yard. It would be nice to sit out and enjoy the weather some times!
Solar Cooking Update
|Cooking freshly harvested potatoes for potato salad.|
|A 100% solar cooked meal: chicken, carrots, turnips, and potato salad.|
Everything but the carrots are homegrown (we've already eaten all of ours)
I'm using the solar oven every day unless it rains or rain looks imminent.
|Sam takes a peek out the screen door. The cats like looking out|
Dan finally got the screen door hung on the back porch. I am really, really happy about this. Since my non-air conditioned back porch / laundry room is also my summer kitchen (when I can't use the solar oven) plus my canning kitchen, I need all the access to cooler air I can get. We hung the kitty door bell on it because the kitty door (under the bench on the left) is one-way only these days, out. That's because all three cats like to bring their catches (usually live) onto the back porch!
The door still has to be painted, and we'll need something to protect the screen from claws, but at least it's up.
I just did a pig update, but couldn't resist passing on this shot.
For some reason his water dish is preferable to the little mud hole we made. What a pig.
Around The Homestead © June 2014