Only 5 more journal entries to go as I try to catch up with all the latest happenings.
Huff, puff. Can I do it before the weekend? I sure hope so because this weekend is also shaping up to be another busy one.
Obviously the extreme temperatures have wreaked havoc on the garden – with fruit drop, tip burn, bolting and just petering out some of the five foot pea plants just gave us the ghost.
Today we had overcast and even drizzly weather. Wow, what a shock to the system – from tank top to turtle neck in a day. The cooler weather is staying for awhile! There’s even a chance of showers this weekend – go figure.
Well, not only has there been a flurry of outreach going on but the urban homestead has been hopping. Here’s a few photos taken from the urban homestead this week. Enjoy!
Justin puts together frames for the hive
More flats of soil blocks
Spring garden… well for awhile there this week it felt more like summer
Pedal power grain mill The goats check out the wheat berries that we were grinding
Front yard edible landscaping in the morning
Our come some of the peas – dried plants make great goat food.
In go the ollas and then the tomatoes
Justin repots tomatoes
Out come the solar ovens
Sunkissed swiss chard
The urban homestead’s utility porch – complete with cat
Clay pot irrigation bed
Jordanne doing chores in the animal enclosure
Ducks preening after a cooling jaunt under the hose