Apr 26, 2011
Other than our Easter Sunday fun, we had a few other things that went on over the weekend that involved the garden and gardening friends!
The kids have been in serious need of some new toys for the backyard. They seem to have outgrown the standard pail and shovel for the sandbox, so we decided on a croquet set and a badmiton set! Here they are helping daddy set it up. At this point they had no idea how the game worked, so I told them they have to stand there and hold the net while daddy & I play, LOL!
Thought you might get a kick out of hubby's standard lawnmowing outfit. He's converted his Middle Eastern headwrap for U.S. use to keep the pollen away!
The azaleas are finally in full bloom in our yard
A local fellow blogger hosted a seed swap party for a gardening group I'm a member of on Saturday evening at her farm, it was a great location and everyone had a great time.
Below, the kids checking out her mobile coop/chicken tractor. This thing is the bomb...
She has a gravity fed watering system that ensures a steady supply of fresh water, portable electric fencing that is run by solar, all is easy to move about. I believe she moves them on a weekly schedule, so it's all very efficient!
Definitely a hit with all the kids in attendance, and the grownups too - who doesn't love chickens?!
Her girls are very curious and happy, and will run right up to make sure they are the center of attention :)
The kids are always excited about getting some of "Miss Gina's eggs" - I'm excited because soon she will be selling them at their new farm stand and will be even easier to keep a stash of local, happy eggs in the fridge.
There were more... but we ate 'em!
Her property is right on Back Bay, which is part of a very large watershed and ecosystem here, and wherever you have water, a bridge and rocks you have... boys! Like a magnet. The same went for all the husbands, too!
Below is her new farm stand. They are just finishing the construction, permitting and all that and will be opening for business in June. They are working so hard in fact, her hubby was working throughout the entire party but did manage to say hello to everyone - with the farms starting to have berries available already, I know they are anxious to finish. They are a botanical farm and I expect to see lots of flowers there as well as her fresh eggs, and I bet produce, too! I wish them all the best, such a fun adventure and I admit I'm jealous as can be :)
If you want to check out Gina's blog, go to Back Bay Botanicals, they are working hard to create something very special out there and intend to have a bed & breakfast someday,too - and she has some great posts on the coop! Above is the photo of the group that evening, our lovely host Gina is the one wearing - you guessed it - the John Deere cap of course! Thanks for having us all over!
I'll leave you with, what else? Chicken video! Is there any better way to spend a Saturday evening? I think not!