Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January Garden Chores

Last weekend was unseasonably warm, which has been the norm this year. So, I decided to get back into the garden and do a little work. My veggie patch is located near a tree line and as a result I have found tree roots working their way into my nice garden soil. To try and discourage this my helper and I dug a trench along the fence line and installed some pavers....hopefully this will help keep the roots out!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Snow Birds

Well...the snow only lasted two days, but I think the girls are happy it's gone considering they wouldn't leave the coop!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The 1st real snow of the season

We got our first real snowfall on Friday and have a 2nd storm today. Once it stops I'll be going out to check on the chickens and see how they react to snow

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Just when I thought winter had arrived

I thought winter had finally arrived and then it was in the 50's yesterday....that's New England for ya

I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather so I brought my potted plants out

The purple pot is a Hot Portugal (hot pepper) plant. I had it on my deck all summer and it has spent the winter in my laundry room (below). It had one lone pepper, which I picked last week.

Then I let the girls out for some exercise. Their new favorite spot is around the compost pile.

Then I spotted this guy high on top of a pine tree checking out the girls. I'm not sure if he is capable of picking them up and taking off with them, but I didn't want to take any chances so back in the coop they went!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012