Linking in with farmama on Thursdays for a tour of the farm.
|This is a photo of our market garden from google earth. The blue things are the chook domes.|
My day starts with taking care of the animals. We have over 50 hens spread out in 5 domes.
The sun's not up until 6am at the moment and it is bitterly cold at that time of the morning and so a nice warming mash for my girls is in order.
After the chooks are fed and watered it's time to move the guinea pigs. They come in handy as grass cutters between the rows and are always an attraction when little one's visit the farm.
The seedlings need to be uncovered. We cover them up each night to protect them from any pests that might be around and it also happens to keep them warm at over night.
|Newly planted bed, with a mixture of winter crops including cabbage, tatsoi, bokchoy, kale, beetroot, salad greens, kohl rabi|
|The wind has been so strong over the last few days Mark has had to stake up one of our new citrus|
|Here are 2 of our 4 beehives facing north with their flight path over 1 of the irrigation ponds|
|Jessie and Aggie|
|The new dome so far. It's been put on hold for the time being while our visitors are here|
|Letting the geese out of their night enclosure. They are locked up in their house each night to protect them from foxes.|
Then it's time for our breakfast.