Friday, April 30, 2010

Journal 30 April

Took chicken eggs from hen and replaced with five waterfowl eggs. They all look about the same, so no telling if they are goose or duck. I plan to candle them for viability in eight days, and also add some chicken eggs to the clutch at that time.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Journal 29 April

Planted seven Rosa Rugosa Alba along south perimeter of yard. Also discovered an extra rose seedling of some sort amongst the roots of one of the r. rugosas, so planted that, too.

Set an Australorp on a dozen chicken eggs to hatch for replacement chicks.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Journal 16 April

Started 8 pots Maximillian sunflowers. Planted 2'X 10' (half of bed) in backyard with garbanzo beans, approximately 4" spacing.

(Note 1/11/11: Garbanzos grew well and flowered, but produced few seeds. Lack of pollinators? Sunflowers never germinated.)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Journal 15 April

Planted five Arapaho thornless blackberries and five thornless red raspberries along fence in pond pasture.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Journal 14 April

Planted eight Rosa Rugoasa Alba bushes along alley in back yard.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Journal 5 April

Planted 8 pots with San Marzano tomato seeds (a paste variety). Transferred 7 sweet potato slips to pots.

Dug Flax Bed 1 a second time.

(Note 1/1/11: Due to chicken incursions, never planted flax at the farm. Planted out the sweet potatoes in that bed, but it turns out that cats love sweet potatoes. They were all devoured overnight.)

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Journal 3 April

Planted three apple trees purchased from Ferda's Nursery. In pond pasture, row starting at road: McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Gala varieties.

Also built a temporary fence from the corner of the garden (closest to bridge) to the creek bank. Set up electric netting from Forest Gate to creek bank and let goats into the enclosed area.