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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

Discussion Forum

Homestead Automation: Automating the Chickshaw Part 1

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hope in the Middle of Big Ag

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Randall Smith Aug 3. 1 Reply

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Comment by Idaho Spud on May 22, 2017 at 3:41pm

That bird must have had a calcium deficiency :)

Comment by kathy: ky on May 22, 2017 at 3:04pm
I took an egg out of the nest that didn't have a shell. It was in the membrane sac but there was no hint of any shell.

Thanks Spud, Bert.
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 22, 2017 at 2:14pm

Pulled a lot of cheap grass today before it started dropping those horrible seeds.  Not much rain here for a while now.  I need to turn my outside water on so I can give the garden enough water.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 22, 2017 at 2:07pm

Daniel, I very much like your meditation garden.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 22, 2017 at 2:06pm

Kathy, sorry for the tough time your having.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 22, 2017 at 7:53am

Kathy -- I'm also very sorry to learn of what you're going through and wish you the best.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 22, 2017 at 7:42am

I, too, have identical iris's and a rhodadendron, Daniel. So beautiful.

We had 3" of rain over the weekend. A tornado touched down 10 miles away! Farm fields are flooded. Fortunately, my one acre is on a mound, so water drains away. However, the water table is very high and my basement sump pump is getting a workout. My house water comes from the original farm well--over 100 years old. I keep wondering how much longer it will last. I don't know how deep the well is. It's never run dry.

After all the rain, I tried pulling garden weeds yest. It was too wet--soil clung to the roots and wouldn't shake off.

I also mowed half my lawn. The tractor started right up--a surprise since I've been having trouble getting it started. Battery and connections are good (after much work). I'm thinking it's the starter, but I'm no mechanic. It might be time for a new mower. The current one is 20 years old. Hmmm.

Comment by Daniel W on May 21, 2017 at 10:28pm

Interesting, I just discovered that photos here can be clicked on to enlarge them.  Didnt know that!  Sorry about the duplicate pic.

Kathy I like that we have similar areas, despite so far away.

Joan, you are right, that was Baigou.  Charlie is very limited now but still by my side.

I really enjoy those ducks.  You are right, so cute.  Also very animated and talkative.  As for breeding, if you hatch them, you could probably multiply them at the same rate as chickens.  Unlike chickens, they love gobbling down slugs.  So far they are fairly easy to herd, using a long bamboo pole.

Kathy, I think of you often.  Not sure that helps, but I do.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2017 at 8:58pm

Daniel, your photos reflect your calm, peaceful nature and your sweet care of living things and beautiful memorial to your dog. 

I don't think I read of Charlie's passing and assume you pay tribute to Baigou.

Your flowers look perfect. I can almost smell them.

Your Running Ducks look so cute. They will bring you much pleasure, I am sure. I wonder if they breed like rabbits; so many videos shows huges flocks of Running Ducks going to work. Here is just one

Comment by kathy: ky on May 21, 2017 at 8:54pm
Daniel, the first photo, from the top, looks so much like the view of the yard at the left of my driveway it's eerie.

Thanks for the kind words folks. As we all know life can be harsh at times.
 

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