Friday, May 24, 2013

New Life Around The Farm

With summer around the corner, things are blooming on the farm! We recently bought Wilbur, a weeping willow tree, for our pond. The strong winds have been hitting him hard, so dad made him a brace. His trunk will grow up to six feet in diameter, and he can grow five to six feet a year!

Our pond is also home to multiple frogs and HUNDREDS of eggs and tadpoles! What we want to know is how did the frogs even get here?!

Our asparagus is popping up all over the place! We mowed down the unruly grass and now the asparagus gets lots of sunshine. We have harvested enough for a few dinners. Yum!

Our friend Ken brought one of his bee hives out to our farm. They are happily buzzing around by the garden. Our farm provides a dry, protected area with plenty of pollen and a direct path to water. We are hoping to sample some of their honey later this year.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Prize Winning Video

Recently Caroline entered a Murray McMurray Hatchery video   contest. She went out and filmed a little tour of our coop, edited it, and sent it in. About a week after that, we were looking at the website, and there was Caroline's coop tour! For being a weekly winner, she got a gift from Murray Mc Murray; a super snazzy MUG!