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More pics
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Our nursery area. Fuchsia flowers are so beautiful and the berries are both edible and medicinal. And finally our fledgling locusts glade.
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Peas starting to grow around an exist pear tree.
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We ordered 8 comet pullets yesterday that should be ready for pickup June 15. That's about a month earlier than they said last month when we first inquired. So, we got some work to do to make everything ready.

We are eventually going to get a rooster as we, because the place we ordered from only sells hens. What would be some good breeds of rooster to put with comets? I wouldn't mind getting offspring that grow a little bigger for tasty meat but still retain the good egg-laying characteristics.
 
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Awesome job looking good my friend!
 
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Looks great Victore...the swales you have installed look like their working nicely.
Good for you...
 
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Always interestig to see pics of starters like me. Great work Victore

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Thanks y'all.

Since those pics the stuff I direct seeded in the garden has started to take off, most of the transplants are growing very slowly. We haven't had much rain the last month or so, and I cut back on hand watering now that the seeds are up. My 1st batch of compost should be don't in a week or two, so i'll add that to give them a boost. We'll see what happens as time goes on.
 
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Victore Hammett wrote:Thanks Heidi.

I just got some inoculated clover and alfalfa seed i'm going to broadcast along with turnip, radish, and other root crops, ala Ben Falk. Also I was thinking of getting some bareroot black locusts from the forestry service. Only issue is the minimum order is kinda high for my needs, but I might be able to pot them up and sell them for $10-20/plant.

Getting some of the stuff I want locally is a bit tricky in this area. Very few people here have heard of permaculture, let alone practice it. Perennial legumes are hard to find, so I'm constantly on the look out. Things like seaberry, hawthorne, goji berry, and other "weird plants" are practically non-existent.

This has brought me to the conclusion that I will need to be the wind-blown weed seed that has found a niche, and will take it over.

And no I haven't given up on the peaches. In fact, my mother just told me of someone trying to get rid of some peace and plum trees for free. Just need to get that hookup quick, because the end of dormancy if fast approaching.




Victore, look for a seller named buckeye55 on ebay. He has some really cool trees and bushes and they are very inexpensive. Nice guy also. He has more stuff available during the winter months.
 
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