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Saturday, June 29, 2013

quick garden and chicken pic post!

The finished insulated coop front.
The chicks aren't really chicks anymore! 
Baby Kale
Baby sunflowers
My first tomato babies have arrived!
The finished coop and run in the back with some of the garden.  You can see my mini-compost blue bin.  It's working great!
The chickens first steps into the run.
With the crazy weather we have been having we decided to invest in a really awesome inflatable kayak. Here is the Hubby and my youngest brother testing it out.  This thing is SO much fun!

Our weather has been horrendous to say the least! we had two weks straight of 80-95 degree weather, which finally broke this last weekend.  Which was fortunate since we had three days of smoke filled skies from all of the fires that spread across the interior of Alaska. Some places south f us were reporting temperatures of 140 degrees in the sun. Which is horrible! 

We built the coop and started the garden which is why I have been MIA for awhile. The plants and chickens are doing great! We still have to finish some parts of the coop but we are pretty much set up.  Just in time for mosquito season! I have lost count of the bug bites I have but I am very happy that everything is set up and will need little upkeep for the worst part f the summer.

I hope to be able to getting around to doing a more in depth post about what I planted this summer, so far everything is doing great with the heat. 

Stay COOL people!  Don't let the whacky weather get to you!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Springtime? O.o pics...

 I's finally spring!  It feels like spring.  But the last time it felt like spring we suddenly got a week of snowy blizzards.  Every moment is spent fixing up the garden and setting up the chickens.  My superman of a husband built a fully insulated chicken coop.  Complete with a small storage space and window.  We haven't completed it yet but enough of it is done to house the growing chickens and keep them safe from the resident weasel and the flock of migratory ravens.  I'll get better pictures once it up!

The garden is slowly coming together.  I lost quite a bit of my seedling in the 'great flash freeze of 2013' but I was able to revive a few and so far just lost a handful of the more delicate squash.  There is absolutely nothing more tedious than hardening seedlings! 

The chicken coop in the process of being built.  A carpenter husband is incredibly valuable!

The plants seem to say that it's finally spring, as they hesitantly green themselves up

everywhere we look is hints of green.

We found a robins nest hidden amongst a gravel slope.  We vowed to keep it's location a secret.
Springtime here means occasional showers and thunderstorms.