News from the hen house

News from the hen house

  It took six months but we’ve finally got eggs! We also have a rooster. Surprise!   When we went to our local feed store, we picked out five (female, or so we thought) chicks; one for each of us to name. We got a variety of breeds so we could observe the...

Greenhouse Gardening

A greenhouse is a great way to extend your growing season. You can start seeds earlier in the spring so that you’ll have larger plant starts to put in the ground after freezing weather stops. We have even had success overwintering pepper plants and putting the...
Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

We had enough collards for a meal! Turns out Daniel’s brother, Solen loves to eat (and harvest) them. We will harvest again in another week or so. Our garden is the gift that keeps on giving. Planting instructions for collards (Zone 8, Southwestern US): Prepare...
Daniel’s role model – Dr. Jane Goodall

Daniel’s role model – Dr. Jane Goodall

by publisher Charlotte Pierce It was such an honor to meet Dr. Jane Goodall with the Bishop Green Bees and Ottoson Middle School Roots & Shoots groups, 10 years ago. Her work was a major inspiration for author Sheryl Davis, in creating the character of Daniel for...