Saturday, July 23, 2011


We've been battling gophers in our garden ever since we started growing in the backyard, as I blogged about here and here.  We've pretty much given up on growing veggies, except for garlic, which repels gophers.

Surprisingly, we've had success with strawberries.  Either the gopher hasn't found them, or they don't like the prickly leaves?

Friday, July 22, 2011

chicks in action: 7 months old


Digging and scratching.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

organic, free-range eggs

The eggs are getting bigger.

By breed, Chloe is expected to lay 5 eggs per week, Mirabelle 4. So we usually get two eggs per day, or at least one.