SUMMER FUN-CHICKENS AND HERBS-THE GARDEN-FREE BARN LOOM

5 08 2015

GREETINGS

The humidity is finally gone again,  More good sleeping weather.

SUMMER FUN

We spent a fun few hours on the North Branch River this week.  

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The boys swam and dug out a deep part and I sat and knit.  The gentle sound of the water was so relaxing.

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CHICKENS

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I have been adding herbs to the coops and yesterday I added some Tansy Flowers.  I have noticed a big decrease in flies this year so it really helps and Tansies are  everywhere.  Its time to start picking them for the house.

Today there was an ad on our online poultry group , Free 3 birds 3 years old don’t lay much.  My chickens live out their lives on the farm I have a 13-year-old bird who lays only in the summer and one blue egg every other day.  Other hens over 5 years old lay almost every day.  I do not put a light on during the winter I let them take their natural resting period but do get enough eggs to get me through the winter.  I usually buy one or two birds just ready to lay in the fall.  That insures eggs all winter long .  I hope those birds find a home, wish I had the room to take them.  

THE GARDEN

I can’t go out in the garden without some helpers knowing they will get any weeds that are pulled

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The heirloom radishes and beets are doing so well this year.

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 Wish I had planted more beets.  My tomatoes are less than satisfactory this year.

FREE BARN LOOM

This loom was given to me many years ago and I think all the pieces are there.  I stored it in my barn thinking I would be moving  where there would be a larger barn.  It needs to go.  Please give it a home. Must be picked up in Colrain.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this delightful summer day.  Hope the day brings you great weather.  Carole


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