Homestead Tour in Photos

While I’ve been mostly absent from the blog-o-sphere lately, lots of things have been happening around here.

Here’s a photo tour of what we’ve been up to lately.

In the Grow Zone:

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Ready to be potted up.

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It didn’t take long for them to outgrow the growzone. They’re now sunning themselves by the window.

 

In the Greenhouse:

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The tomatoes outgrew the window so they were transfered to the greenhouse.
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Where they were followed by more and more growing plants.
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The best luck we’ve had with strawberries and pineberries is to pot them first, let them grow a bit, then move them to their permanent home. It’s more work, but at least they live. 

 

In the Garden:

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The only surviving pineberry from last year. The original plant is right at the bottom of the photo. This is the little berry that could! 
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Fourteen yards of mulch! Thank you Chad for moving ALL of it! 
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This picture should be called “Correcting a Wrong”. We skipped the cardboard under the mulch last year and it had me wishing I could put “less weeds” on my Christmas List.  
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In this photo, I see all the things we still need to do. It’s not a pretty picture, but it’s reality. 
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The Spring 2017 Balcony Shot. 
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Garlic growing and looking pretty great. Hopefully it likes rain!
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Garden bed expansion project. We ran out of cardboard so the bed is still sitting like this. It’s been a week. Maybe I should make a bet with myself to see how long it will stay like this…
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Transplanting some strawberries to a better location. That means we didn’t really plan ahead when we planted them in the first place.
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The crazy blackberry patch.
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Check out these Aspara-guys!! Is the plural form of asparagus just asparagus? We should change that. 
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Daisy is posing between our new peach trees. She still out there waiting for them to produce  juicy, ripe fruit. 
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They’re not in the garden, but they want to be. I think they’re trying to be statues so I don’t see them. 

 

In the Garage:

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Prep work for the new babies. We build very fancy digs for our chicks, as you can tell.
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Daisy knew exactly what was going on and kept hopping around waiting to see the chicks. Fun Fact: they hadn’t arrived yet. 
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Here they are! Six baby fluffy butts. 
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Meeting for the first time. Is Daisy thinking, “They’ve brought home something even cuter than me!” or “Little nugget, you’d taste delicious with some honey mustard.”?
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Did she just lick her lips? 

That sums it up for the last bits of April and the beginning of May. I didn’t capture rain photos, because, let’s face it, we all know what that looks like by now!

Stay dry!

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