Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New Veggie Garden: Part II

We worked some more on the new vegetable garden.  Today the new split rail fence went in.  Doesn't it look great?  We have a bunch left over that we can use for other projects around the yard. The rustic arbor is from the old garden.  I love it and I'm so happy that we managed to dig it and move it across the backyard without destroying the old thing. 

Here's a little before and after for you to enjoy...not hard to see the overall improvements
to Vegetable Garden 2.0
New Garden

Old Garden

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Compost Makes For Some Good Eating

We are lucky enough to live in a city that allows chickens.  Well actually we researched the city ordinances and made sure we bought a house where backyard poultry was a legal option.  Our hens lead a pretty good life, complete with lots of treats, a roomy chicken run/coop, and lots of yard time.

Today during some yard time, the chickens discovered the compost pile.  They had a really good time digging and eating all afternoon.  Too bad they won't be able to get to it once the vegetable garden gets planted.  Chickens and tender seedlings are not a good match.