Bird Update

Well the two little birds are doing well.  Mommy bird can get to them to take care of them.  Evidence is all the bird poo on our patio and in the nest.  Every time I go out side I can see mommy bird off in the distance making rude noises at me.  I guess for being too close to her babies.

Its raining now, which is good for our plants.  Our cucumber seeds have started sprouting, very exciting.  Now I need to start building the trellis for the second variety of cucumbers.  I think I am going to make them from a couple of pallets I salvaged.  Just lean them together and find a way to attach them.  Then attach some netting for the vines to grip!

That’s all for now,



Daniel – Bird Hero

I took Daisy out for her morning potty today.  Walking out I hear all the birds chirping.  Most of them happy as can be, except for one.  I was about to head inside when there on the ground against our house, a poor baby bird.  It had fallen from a nest.  That nest being under our roof above our little patio.  There is a hole that a bird uses every year.  I will patch it for next year to avoid home destruction.  But back to this bird.  I went and got a ladder and gloves.  Picking up the bird (with Lauren holding the ladder), I lifted back to the roof.  It climbed up into the corner.  One of it siblings was blocking the hole so it couldn’t get into its nest.  I am sure its mother will help it soon.  Lauren and I have checked on it to make sure its still ok.  It is better off up there than on the ground, prey for a neighborhood cat.

You can’t really see the bird or the nest.  But you can see the little hole where the nest is inside.  I hope mommy bird can help its baby.

-Daniel “The Bird Hero”

Update:  Well I went back out and found 2 birds in the bushes… So time for a new plan.  I took one of our hanging flour planters.  Put some dead grass in it for bedding.  and put the birdies up off the ground.  I think the mommy knows where they are now. Took me a while to train her 😛  We will see how this goes.  Can’t be worse than the alternative, that being them getting eaten by a dog or cat.

Plants are grounded!

Well after long hours in the sun, and a few burned patches of skin, we finally have all of our seeds, seedlings, and plants into the ground!  What do we have in the ground you ask?  Well I will tell you! We have:

  • 19 Tomatoes (6 different varieties)
  • 16 Peppers (5 different varieties)
  • 6 Ground cherries
  • 2 Tomatillos
  • 3 Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Cucumbers (2 different varieties)
  • 2 Eggplants
  • 3 Cabbages
  • 3 Broccoli
  • 6 Basil
  • 2 Parsley
  • 2 Dill
  • 2 Oregano
  • 7 Blackberry Bushes
  • 2 Blueberry Bushes (one more to come)

Here is our garden.  On the left you can see the tomato stakes.  You can also see the two rows of walking stones we put in.  Lauren like to run across them!

Here is our cabbage (top) and broccoli (bottom).  We bought the cabbage plants, the broccoli we started from seed.

Here is one of our little tomato seedlings, happy to finally be outside.

This is an old broken ladder we had in the garage (thanks to the previous owner).  In a moment of brilliance I (Danny) decided it would be a great trellis.  So I buried it into the ground and plant to staple some netting onto it for the cucumbers to grab onto.

Here is our row of Blackberry bushes in the front yard.

These are our two blueberry bushes, waiting for their brother to be planted.  When all is said and done, the three of them will be in a triangle pattern.

So this is our Mini-Farm!  More to come as it progresses!