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Blue Berry Netting - Part 2

Blue Berry Netting - Part 2

I finally got around to completing the blueberry netting project!  I started it last fall.  CLICK HERE to watch the first video.  Anyway I ended up using more supporting poles along the sides and corners than I thought I would be overall I'm happy with the result.  I also mulched it with 6 inches of wood chips.  Blueberries like acidic soil and these wood chips will really help with that!

Blue Berry Netting - Part 2

Blue Berry Netting - Part 2

I finally got around to completing the blueberry netting project!  I started it last fall.  CLICK HERE to watch the first video.  Anyway I ended up using more supporting poles along the sides and corners than I thought I would be overall I'm happy with the result.  I also mulched it with 6 inches of wood chips.  Blueberries like acidic soil and these wood chips will really help with that!

Cornish Cross Meat Birds.

Cornish Cross Meat Birds.

We're doing meat birds this year again.  And this time we decided to try the ubiquitous Cornish Cross breed.  This is the breed that is used my all the large growers in the US.  It is the fastest growing chicken on the planet!  Very industrial...

Cornish Cross Meat Birds.

Cornish Cross Meat Birds.

We're doing meat birds this year again.  And this time we decided to try the ubiquitous Cornish Cross breed.  This is the breed that is used my all the large growers in the US.  It is the fastest growing chicken on the planet!  Very industrial...

I'm a perfect mess!

I'm a perfect mess!

I don’t have a “body image problem.”  Instead, I have a “home image problem.”  There’s some crumbs, dust, maybe a little grime, but mostly clutter I’m constantly keeping at bay.  Enter A Perfect Mess.  Not all mess is bad mess.  Some mess is extremely productive.  There are different kinds of messes, and different kinds of mess-makers.  So I'm cutting myself some slack about mess. -> Read More.

I'm a perfect mess!

I'm a perfect mess!

I don’t have a “body image problem.”  Instead, I have a “home image problem.”  There’s some crumbs, dust, maybe a little grime, but mostly clutter I’m constantly keeping at bay.  Enter A Perfect Mess.  Not all mess is bad mess.  Some mess is extremely productive.  There are different kinds of messes, and different kinds of mess-makers.  So I'm cutting myself some slack about mess. -> Read More.

Duck dwelling moved!

Duck dwelling moved!

We have moved the ducks to the front yard!  They were spending all their time there anyway and I had to chase them back to their duck house each night.  That got tedious so I decided to move their housing out front under our apple tree.  There is a culvert nearby that has a slow but steady trickle and so I dug out a small "pond" there!  It is very small, only about 2 feet long and 6 inches deep but it's working well for them, plus I don't have to carry water to them!  They go in each night on their own now which is perfect!  All I have to do is close them up.  They wander pretty far afield but always seem to manage to find their way home.  They also are sociable with our laying hens, spending time near the chicken coop.  The chickens are separated by a hoop house so they can't mix but I've read you can keep ducks and chickens together.  We'll see!