Friday, May 28, 2010

The Last Week of May

Oats and field peas, the idea is to combine them both at the same time so they'll already be mixed for feed.

The field corn has germinated, warm days and plenty of soil moisture make good corn growing weather.

The wheat is also growing really well. We got an inch of rain earlier this week and that helped things along.

Rain and warm weather have given our pastures a boost.

Some of our larger pigs enjoying pasture.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May 17-23

Getting ready to check the bees, smoke helps to calm them down.

Planting field corn, this corn will be be pig food.

We had a visitor earlier this week, a yearling black bear wandered through. He didn't do an damage and went back into the woods.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 10-16

Our batch of 30 meat birds arrived this week. They'll be cute for a few more days.

On Friday I planted sweet potato slips in the green house. Last year they did pretty well despite the fact we had crummy transplants.

I've been setting the onions outside during the day, hopefully they'll be ready to transplant this week.

I'm working on building another pig feeder. I can build them for a lot cheaper than what they cost to buy.