Aphids in the Asparagus, but its OK
Well the Asparagus had some aphid issues. I had been ignoring them in my hibiscus all winter and they flew over to the new shoots when they emerged, but thanks to a home made insecticidal soap recipe (water, lemon juice, soap and a but of rubbing alcohol) they seem to be better now.
I have finally seeded all the other greenhouse, warm weather crops. I was delaying thinking that it wasn't really spring yet, but now that its light out after supper and there is water in the garage... I guess its spring! Kevin and our wwoofer, Touria, trudged through knee deep snow all the way out to the trees to deposit a couple of dead chickens for the coyotes. They worked very hard at it and got a very good work out! Rigel went out to meet them on the way back but was able to use their tracks so it wasn't so bad for him.
I am going to the Common Ground Event at Grant MacEwen tomorrow to look into Social Enterprise business models. New ground for me too! Maybe Good Note could/should be a non-profit farm. I'm not sure what is involved yet, but I'll keep up the research for a while.
The chickens are laying again!! 2 - 3 dozen a day as long as we get them before they eat them.... obviously we still don't have enough protein for layers to thrive. I will be planting Amaranth this summer to augment the current ration. And a whole lot more sunflower seeds too. I am starting to save eggs that are clean and diverse enough to begin the incubation project. So far three families have asked to partake. And I will be using the incubator for the Chantecler eggs too.
5/10/2011 02:33:26 am
in the cycle of it all... you have a food source for benefitial insects and might attract a team of
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