We enjoyed some gorgeous spring-like weather these past few days.  Today it’s cooler, overcast and dreary with a chance of rain.

With a few projects on our plate, leaves me little time to prattle so I am going to have to let photos do much of the talking these days.

More shots from around the urban homestead and micro farm from when the sun was shinning.

Peas growing taller and taller.  I know what we will be eating for the next few weeks.

Bed of colorful swiss chard.

Transplanting tomatoes from the soil blocks in the greenhouse to larger pots outdoors.

Justin and his tomatoes.  Give him some dirt, seeds and he’s one happy guy.

Daikon radishes ready for picking.

Our greenhouse chock a block full of soil blocks.

Beautiful miner’s lettuce..

Of course one of our chickens looking all purty.  Their winter hibernation is over, with the warmer temps the hens egg production has increased.

And more sunny sunflowers and it’s not even summer!

Stay tuned for weekly meal wrap up and beehive work.


  1. Andrea says:

    Okay seriously, are there any vegetables that you fellers don’t like? I’m pretty much open to anything, but Swiss chard just gives me the shivers! And baby corn, blech! Is there anything you just refuse to eat???

  2. Lauren says:

    How do you transfer the soil blocks to the pots? Is it 2-inch blocks and 4-inch pots? I tried it once and when I transplanted the pot out to the ground, the block was still one unit; it never integrated into the other soil that was in the pot. I have even found block-shaped chunks of soil still in the ground at the end of the season. What am I doing wrong with my blocks?
    (Everything grows though so maybe it’s OK after all.)

  3. Carolina says:

    When will the tomatoes go in the ground?

  4. Chiot's Run says:

    I love it. I can hardly wait for my gardens to look like that here. We still have a month or so of nights below freezing.

  5. DoubleD says:

    What a joy to see the seedlings all growing on and waiting for their turn to shine in the theatre of the garden beds. Everything looks healthy and thriving – a real testament to your management of the soil and skills at timing the planting cycles properly. Good work and thanks for the inspiring photos.

  6. Sue says:

    It is almost painful to see your beautiful green garden. It’ll be months before our area looks like that. Maybe that’s why so many of my relatives gave up on the Midwest and moved to California. Keep the pictures coming. I love seeing them and it gives me hope for the future.

  7. Judy says:

    The pics of the garden are awesome 🙂 I also really get excited this time of year with all the seedlings and the promise of another great growing season.

  8. Glynis says:

    Every photo of Justin’s seed blocks convince me I need to build some wooden seeding flats and get a seed blocker soon!

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