Friday, October 31, 2014

The Chinese Noodle Bean

Back in August a reader sent me some bean seeds, you might remember - Seed Sharing.  I was curious what Chinese Red Noodle beans would look like so I went ahead and planted a few shortly after receiving them. I didn't plant all the seeds because I normally save beans for the spring garden.  I was surprised at how quick they germinated and then the grasshoppers got a hold of half the plants, leaving me with three determined to shine.  We went weeks without rain and regular watering wasn't doing much for them so I began to think fall is the pits for planting beans.  In September we received several rainy days and they began to grow like jack and the bean stock.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday's with a Twist #82

Welcome I really enjoy Tuesday's, this link up is so much fun!  This weeks features is so cute and it would make such a fun project for a table centerpiece or for those kids who aren't really interested in carving pumpkins.  Love the creativity over at April's Homemaking.  She has some fun ideas, Hope you take a moment to visit her blog and remember link up - I might be featuring you next week?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Moving Quail and Natural Beauty

The weather was fantastic Sunday so I decided to move the Quail into their new home.  Catching them turned into a bit of a sport as I sifted through the tall grass to find them.  To my surprise I had nine quail instead of eight.  I used the cat carrier to gather them up and off to the garden we went.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chicken Nesting Box Station in DIY Style

I finally got around to making my egg nesting station for the chickens.  I enjoy my garden quail but I also raise chickens for the purpose of extreme bug control, eggs and meat.  I picked a dual purpose breed the Buff Orpington and so far I'm pretty happy, they have a nice peaceful attitude while they wonder the farm free ranging day after day. 

Today I'm sharing this project DIY style; if you like it hopefully you can easily implement it to your own homestead.  This was a fun afternoon where building lasted a couple hours allowing me to use up unwanted seed trays and left over supplies from the farm making this a no expense project.  I love that!