Weed Free Gardening

Weed Free Gardening We have found the two biggest issues we face with our garden is the weeds and the watering. Much of this is due to all the time we spend on other things.  Being retired you would think we would have time for everything.  But aches, pains, and doctor visits seem to occupy…

January in the Garden

January in the Garden[mk_padding_divider] Getting in the garden in January can be real challenging.  Cold and often nasty weather here make it an unpleasant task most days in January. A big issue with our garden has been poor soil condition.  We keep adding organic material, compost, and what ever else we can to build the…

Chicken Coop Overview

Chicken Coop overview for November 2019[mk_padding_divider] A look at our coop and run for the Chickens, Geese, Ducks,  Guineas, and Turkey. There is some automation, including WiFi for the coop.  Automatic Door, Automatic interior lights to come on in the early morning hours, brooder lamps, fan for ventilation and more.  Several IP Video cameras with…

Scout vs Ritz

Scout vs Ritz Scout came up to Ritz, the lead duck, in full challenge mode. Ritz did not back down, but turned to face Scout bill to beak. In the blink of an eye, Scout leaps into the air, claws lifted forward in full fighting mode. Ritz, ducked under Scout, bit Scout’s tail feathers and…

Country Wine

Making Country Wine It turns out, making wine at home is not nearly as complicated as many home brewers would have you believe.    The materials and process, as outlined below in the video explain it quite well. We gave this a try with fresh plums, also as shown in the video, since we really like…

Figs Pigs and Feathers

We updated our Youtube channel In order to better fit what we are doing on our place, we changed the channel name to Figs Pigs and Feathers. Yes, that’s right.  We have added pigs to the mix.  Fig trees and a host of others have and will be added to select locations on our property,…