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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on October 13, 2014 at 4:27pm

Sounds like heaps of work Vicky, I think you are doing fine. We had some really warm days over the weekend and now its cool again. Up and down like a yo yo in Spring. I had a bit of rain, we need it already. I,ve been up with birds the last few days, not sure whats wrong or maybe right with me. LOL

Comment by Vicky Myers on October 13, 2014 at 3:29pm

I'm healthy don't know why I am having weird migraines with spaciness & light shows. GRRRR! I'm within all the limits except my cholesterol is 212 should be below 200. My LDL is 122 should be below100 But my good HDL is always reeeally good anything over 39 mine is 62

Need to get my grubs on and go hook up to water somewhere so can  water the greens. The one hydrant is spewing water all over as it is cracked. Tried under the trailer and mud was coming out of that one. Barn too far away and other one in the chicken house but it is a little ways away too. The irrigation water is barely coming out of the hose guess that holding pond is getting empty for the year. Guess I should go down and shut that one off and pull the hose up here.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on October 12, 2014 at 3:37pm

Vicky, I hope they find out whats wrong, SOON.

Comment by Vicky Myers on October 10, 2014 at 1:50pm

The Guinea would probably chase your dogs they will flog anyone who comes around their babies. We had them here growing up but I don't remember them being noisy. Just that they flogged when near the babies. Grrrrr the birds are out there pecking at my house again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need some big birds of prey to eat all those dang birds trying to eat my house. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!

I pulled the cukes as they were all nasty and sticky. Toms are still hanging ripening slow but sure. Cut back chives and garlic chives and saved some seed. Cut the little pansies/violas back to size. Trimmed herbs up too, didn't get too ambitious as still sick and saw lights before bed again last night, 4 times this week. Waiting for blood test results, won't know til 10 Mon.I HATE THIS!

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on October 10, 2014 at 12:53am

Guinea fowl can be a bit noisy, my mother inlaw had one years ago and it chased all the grand kids. But I did not know what good egg layers they were. I,d love to get a couple of hens, they would to be caged but good caged, my 2 little dogs would have too much sport chasing them and then no eggs. Or maybe they would pop them out all over the lawn. There also foxes, not us human ones, real ones around.

Comment by Vicky Myers on October 8, 2014 at 3:42pm

I don't have any chickens yet. We had them when I was growing up here. We also had Guinea chickens that I was wanting to get for the garden. But was reading this newsletter so I am rethinking as I want something quiet and good for bugs.

http://communitychickens.com/guinea-fowl-game-birds-that-feast-on-t...

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on October 8, 2014 at 2:06pm

Yes, I can't chew that freezer organic corn I get at the commissary. Right this moment I have beets & spinach etc in the greenhouse but put 2 pullets in there last nite and I am sure they are eating at least most of the seedlings. I must get them out of there within the hour & into the coop.

Comment by Vicky Myers on October 8, 2014 at 1:06pm

Lorraine Fred Meyer has been out of the canned organic corn forever in Tri-cities too. Out at Safeway down here too, I did find some organic corn in their freezer it was tastety but chewy.

My celery always got bitter, too hot I guess.

I planted a bunch more spinach in the empty spaces, in the planter boxes and pots. Bugs are all over the stuff already that is already growing. Remember how nice the beet greens looked? Now they are horrible! I should have fed & covered them. So need beneficials! Had the 2 yr old boy watching me pull the carrots out of the planter box that were planted when I first put up the boxes. Only had a few some ok size some too small, he enjoyed the surprises.

Comment by Vicky Myers on October 8, 2014 at 12:35pm

Keryn I hear you I lived in the city for the past 20+ yrs and I hated it in some ways like it in the store was right down the street along with most everything else. You would think it would be quiet out here in the country. WRONG they work 24/7 around here for the past 3-4 months.They started harvesting grapes with their big loud picker at 5:50 this morning right outside my bedroom window.

The purple spuds I grew are purple inside too. I gave them to Nancy yesterday since I shouldn't eat spuds. i asked her to give me a ride to the clinic, since 3 times this week I was seeing lights/spots what ever you want to call them. Along with things going numb, I believe it happens when I am dehydrated, gives me what one doc called a true migraine. Just got back from getting blood work since my BP was up, seeing the lights, I still feel tired, in a fog and cough once in a while.

The kids deserted me which is ok, so on my own again. Still lots to do around here to get it ready to plant next Spring. I still want a greenhouse or coldframes for this year time will tell.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on October 8, 2014 at 12:32pm

I use so much organic celery for juicing that I have started growing it myself. Started in the greenhouse, I can get some to usable size about July but they are frozen by Nov. Would love to extend that season further. I am trying ginger this coming year in the greenhouse, garlic didn't work well --too much shade. Apples are so plentiful but people are demanding the organic ones & they go really fast. I pick some from the neighbors. So the main thing is carrots--growing better carrots & kale in such a small space. I am expanding. I would like to have an organic farm as there is hardly any corn in the stores. Organic canned corn shelf is empty every time I go there for months now! It's been a beautiful weather year for everything so the demand is simply stripping the supply. Really, this IS the business to be in so many have left farming. I love the videos of Polyface farm. Joel Salatin is on top of the wave. It won't hit the beach anytime soon. . .

 

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