Monday, November 23, 2015

Table Name Tags

When I was a kid we use to make name tags for our thanksgiving table.  When holiday dinners approached the table seemed to expand from our regular meal time.  One year my mom and I made paper turkey name tags using cookie cutters and colored construction paper.  

I remember using them year after year, and adding to the collection whenever a new guest was invited.  There was always room at the table for one more person. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Farmers Centerpiece

Life on the farm is a little different than life in the suburbs.  I've discovered when you work physically hard you seem to enjoy simplicity.  Leisure time can be limited and there are continuous moments of adventure.

When we find time to kick back the time is spent laughing and enjoying what's before us.  There is always a moment of feeling thankful regardless of the time of year.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Garden Plan - Establish Healthy Soil

 When you  establish healthy soil the process nurtures future planting by providing the right nutrients.  Almost any plant you choose to grow will do great with good soil conditions and proper planting.

In this last installment of The Garden Plan I'm covering a few practices that can help prevent future problems.  Let's begin with creating healthy soil.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Protecting Quail From Heavy Rainfall

We seem to be back in our rainy season.  This began just about the time I was suppose to put the newest batch of bobwhite quail outdoors.  Concern surfaced because the rainfall was massive leaving mud and large puddles around the farm. 

We finally got a break so I decided to plant more grass in the quail sanctuary and fill in low spots. When the quail reached week 4 they headed outdoors appearing a little confused about their new environment.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Garden Plan - Create Your Space

By now you should have an understanding of your garden conditions and what you want your space to become.  Look at your notes from the first three segments and lets create a new map like we did in the beginning of know your space.

With this map we're going to make sure we define the space.  Carefully label where the lawn, trees, garden, play or sitting area will be established and let's color it up with plants. Smile, your dream is becoming a reality!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DIY Farm Sign

I'm excited about today's project because it's something I've wanted to build since I saw this cool cabin sign over at Funky Junk Interiors.

The quail have been occupying my workshop space so I had to put off inspiration until recently when they moved outdoors.

I'm sharing a lot of links to Funky Junk Interiors because this project was inspired by her blog, shop and this crap to clean series.  I found Donnas' blog about 6 years ago when we moved on our farm.  I wanted to create a rustic style home and garden, this took me to the internet for ideas.