Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hoop House Survives Minus Six Degrees

The hoop house has survived minus 6 degree temperature and continues to grow. A look around at some of the shrubs in my garden that have fruit this time of year for the local wildlife.

Way too early.......

Way too early......., originally uploaded by Campobello Island.

I know it looks nice but I hate it and November is way too early for this. The forecast has it warming up again over the next few days so hopefully it will all melt.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Ladies in the Snow

Our first snow that accumulated on the ground so I had to go out to the coop and consult the ladies to see what they thought about it. Also a look at the snow on the Hoop House.

The coop in winter. Checkout the video link below.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The girls in the rafters ready for bed

My cat walk in the rafters seems to be working there is much less bickering over positions when the girls are ready to be tucked in for the night. The four little bantam hens go up first and claim the first rafter just inside the door and everybody else falls in behind on the other rafters and the cat walk. Except for Prince Leah he is all by himself on the top rung of the roosts that I built for them to sleep on. He has never slept anywhere else and doesn't see what all of the commotion over the rafters is all about.

Prince Leah sleeps all alone on the roosts

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mid November harvesting in the Chicken Coop and Hoop House

Still harvesting food from the Hoop House even though the temperatures are dropping daily. A look around at the remaining crops and harvesting the broccoli. In the chicken coop I'm getting more eggs with a new record today and all of the eggs are now full size, large to extra large for the six full size hens and small to medium for the bantam breeds. The hens are determined to sleep in the rafters so I'm doing some alterations to make it a bit easier for them.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Things are still thriving in the hoop house even with the cold weather. I managed to get the soil mix that I like and bags of sheep manure compost so I've got the raised beds filled and ready for spring. In this video I plant my garlic and get some spring bulbs ready for forcing.