Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All around the Farm.

Here are some great flowers we planted this year. Mom! They don't look like thistles now! HA HA!

Our garden is getting off to a great start. You can see our chicken coop in the background. The wooden poles next to the coop will be a finished enclosed run for the chickens. Right now they are free ranging a bit but there are problems with that of course. So the enclosed run will be nice.

Dominic helped me pick some fresh strawberries out of our garden! They taste awesome.

We planted over 10 blueberry plants. DH dug out the grass, put pine logs around the area and cedar mulch to keep the weeds out. I think it looks good. On the left is the strawberry patch. I hope to double the strawberries by next year. I need to plant some more.

The last thing of the day. My hen laid this shell-less egg. Actually what happened is she didn't lay yesterday and today I went out to find she had laid two eggs, one regular and this shell-less one. See how my thumb pushes into the egg. It is like a rubbery egg. Weird!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My mom came to visit a while back and she brought bubbles for the kids. Its a sure way to get them to use up some energy. For days we would blow bubbles and chase them around the yard. Oh its the simple pleasures in life that makes having kids so much fun.

Monday, May 09, 2011

1st communion

My sweet girl Gioia took her 1st Communion at Mass this weekend. My mom and my dad and stepmom all got to be there for it. It was pretty great. She looked so beautiful.

Thursday, May 05, 2011


So far this year I can report that our gardening is going better than last year. To this point I have planted:
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
Bell Peppers

DH also bought and planted 10 more Blueberry bushes and 5 more Raspberry plants. 6 apples trees, 2 pear trees, 2 peach trees and 2 plum trees.

The radishes are doing great we have picked 3 small batches so far.