As we watch this years' small hazelnut and walnut crop develop, we're keeping an eye on the stellar jay and red squirrel population. These critters are problematic for any small nut orchard from August to October and they typically work dawn to dusk until the supply runs out. We have no desire to net our 250 tree orchard… Continue reading Planning for Pest Management
Mumma red-breasted dorking hatched out six little fluff-butts so it's easy to get sucked into stopping to watch a quick episode of Chick TV on Channel Hen... The eclectic mix of chicks include dorking, orpington and chantecler crosses. They mastered the ramp and explored their small confines with great interest today. Should be fun to… Continue reading New on Chick TV…
Our honeybees are working the pumpkin patch with gusto now that the blackberry nectar flow is coming to a close. We rely heavily on our pumpkins, borage; clover; cardoon and thistle to get the bees through this July/August dearth period. The girls arrive back n the hive just covered in pollen - disguised as some alien orange… Continue reading To Bee or Not to Bee
The alley crops of Styrian pumpkins are bustling with growth and responding well to conditions in the hugelkulture mounds. The small bowling ball sized pumpkins are actually adorable, as far as immature vegetables go...!
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