Here are more pictures of our “coop that enhances the garden”. We didn’t take many pictures of it being built. We should have. But these will help you see the inside of the henhouse, the size, and understand the general sequence of the construction process. […]
My husband built a chicken coop for our six young chickens that adds to my garden rather than detracts. To save money, we used recycled materials from the building of our house, and purchased some items (like the stained glass window) from garage sales. This was, unfortunately, not a one-weekend project and it took […]
February is the time to start garden on the Central Coast. Weeding now saves work later on. Many drought-tolerant plants are best planted now when the soil is moist. Fertilize with slow-released fertilizer. Passion vines can be planted now along the coast. […]
There’s lots to do in Central Coast gardens in February. Weeding, planting, and light fertilizing is a good start. Consult frost dates and chill hours in your area before you beginning planting seeds and selecting fruit trees. Some flower seeds can be planted this month as well as some vegetable seeds. Finish pruning deciduous plant and Mediterranean plants after flowering. […]
“God made rainy days, so gardeners could get their housework done.”
The last hollyhock of the season.
I haven’t been doing much gardening this month. Why? First, in rained over 10 inches in late December and we were spending our time getting the rain to drain through our garden and on down […]
The garden is ready!
The big day finally came! The Cambria Garden Tour, sponsored by New Dawn Montessori School each spring, always has a big turnout from people all over Central California. Many of the visitors have second homes here in Cambria and are here for the weekend, many are locals, and many come […]
Tulip Sees Leaf Outside Gate
Because I have six hens and love to garden, people often ask,”Are chickens and gardens compatible?” My answer is, except for cleaning up bugs and providing manure for soil enrichment, they are definitely not! Chickens eat about every vegetation they can get their beaks on. If the hens “free-ranged” […]
People are looking for information on building chicken coops. I know, because, many visitors to this site click on “A Chicken Coop for a Garden”and “A Space for Chickens”. I think that building your coop is one of the most important steps you’ll take to ensure success in backyard chicken keeping and a little research […]
We thought that our hens had begun eating their own eggs. We were able to watch them on our hemcam and found out that they were not doing the damage. […]
Artichokes are easy to grow, easy to harvest, and easy to cook. […]