This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

christmas day

Pictures of my garden on Christmas Day. Happy Holidays all! christmas rose IMG_1283 baby savoy cabbage IMG_1212christmas day garden IMG_1241 chickens IMG_1203cbaby broccoli IMG_1210 christmas day garden IMG_1207 I hate to show it, but here's what the voles have done to my tunnel. vole-eaten tunnel IMG_1215 I was told that castor oil is the solution to voles in winter tunnels. I see several web sites that explain how to use it. Next year I will have a beautiful tunnel!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any eggs yet?

December 26, 2014 6:47 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes! My young black australorp started laying last week. She's laying neatly an egg a day. Five so far. I'm hoping the rest will start again soon now that the sunlight is increasing.

December 26, 2014 12:08 PM

Anonymous Lara said...

I see some bee hives!

December 27, 2014 2:29 PM

Blogger kathy said...

My second pulley is now laying. Yeah two hens laying eggs. I guess the older girls are waiting for more light.

December 29, 2014 2:22 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes I have some bee hives that I hope to learn enough about to fill this spring. I can't find a local class so I have a book to read.

December 29, 2014 2:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This Old House" had a segment on bee keeping. Maybe you can find the video on their web site.

December 29, 2014 5:28 AM


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