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Grid Gardening anyone can do!

We have started growing some of our own food this year and have embarked on a project to make it as easy as 1-2-3 to do. We will share our triumphs as well as our tragedies with you as we go...


Grid Gardening anyone can do!

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A little shrimp added to all the greens and you have a great dinner on hand.

Salad anyone? These are "arugula" seeds from the plants we put in the ground last winter. They will be great for our seed bank to put back into the garden at the end of the year.

We have enough strawberries, blueberries and mint now to make smoothies! It's a start...lol

Our Grid Garden boxes today, 4-22-15. We have some old and some new plants in the boxes right now, just the way it should work.

Well, we have had our Kale in the ground all year now and are still harvesting it on a daily basis to eat!

Here's a great tip! If you have room, you can contact a tree trimmer and have him drop off his chippings and stumps at your place instead of paying the dump to take them! Free mulch for life I always say....lol

Everyone helps on the farm! Our service dogs give mommy a hand with the Mulch for the garden. (It's also a good workout!)

Here is a pot of chili heading over to the VA on Monday, every Monday as a matter of fact. It's what we do with all the veggies we grow. The trimmings go out to the chickens to enjoy. ( in case you were wondering how they hot into my gardening postings)

We also are getting a dozen eggs a day now from out hens.... Less from our roosters....;)

We grew some short corn around our bean teepee to keep the extreme heat off our plants or they would have fried in the first few days.

Some of the plants we have growing in the garden for September 2014.

Some of the plants we have growing in the garden for September 2014.

Some of the plants we have growing in the garden for September 2014.

Some of the plants we have growing in the garden for September 2014.

Out Victory Garden seems to have survived the 106 heat wave of 2014!

Putting together salad baskets from all of our vegetables growing in the garden right now. We also threw in a handful of hard-boiled eggs from the chickens in the back! We boiled them with a red onion so you can tell easier which ones are hard-boiled in the refrigerator.

This weeks edible arrangement out of our garden.

Our first week testing the solar powered watering system with our wheat growing...

This is a little off the beaten path but, this is our first hydroponic attempt! We are growing wheat as our first test. If all goes well, we will be feeding this fodder to our horses and chickens.

Built two new boxes today for more heirloom plants.

How hard is raising chickens you ask? Well, I should start a pin just for this topic but just a quick note here; We have the feeder automated, the water automated, a couple of swings for them and a door that opens at dawn and closes at dusk, running off a solar panel and battery. For the most part, we go out say hello to the girls and collect some tasty eggs!

All in a days work!

Fresh basil, thyme, oregano. sage, onions, fig, and sweet tomatoes get added to the fresh chicken eggs.

The beauty of having so much variety is being able to go out for breakfast and finding plenty of good choices to add to the omelet every day.

Here's a photo of our neighbor kids collecting eggs for the morning... Lets see, 6 eggs today! Not a bad haul if I do say so myself.