Monthly Archives: July 2012

7/31/12 – 28th day of Middle Summer

Garden: Gathered a handful of soybeans. The Black Jet soybeans seem to be maturing already while the Green Envy aren’t. Only a couple of dry beans today. The Dwarf Horticultural beans are dealing with the heat and drought better then

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7/30/12 – 27th day of Middle Summer

Animals: Several fatalities today. One chick and a hen from each coop were dead this afternoon. More importantly we lost Loki. I wasn’t surprised by the chick dying, it had been pretty weak looking when I moved it to the

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7/29/12 – 26th day of Middle Summer

Unable to work outside this weekend. Spending time try to clean up the blog entries. I make most of the posts from my phone and it has a limited ability to format text or add photos. In addition, Tumblr occasionally

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7/27/12 – 24th day of Middle Summer

Animal: Collected eggs early, so each coop only had one egg. Only chickens I know that lay in the afternoon. One hen and the rooster escaped from the white coop yesterday while I was moving them. Caught the hen last

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7/26/12 – 23rd day of Middle Summer

Animals: 3 eggs from the red coop. 4 eggs from the white. Spent the evening putting the wheels on the coop and moving them out to the garden. The theory is that they will eat all the weeds and then

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7/25/12 – 22nd day of Middle Summer

Animals: Each coop had 2 eggs. Four baby chicks have hatched this afternoon. I will move them from the incubator to the brooder later tonight once they have dried off. Since the weather is so warm I don’t plan to

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7/24/12 – 21st of Middle Summer

Not much time to get any work done today. Small chance of rain on Thursday. Went ahead and watered the legume plot anyway. Need to get a second water drum out to the garden and start using it. Watering would

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