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Monday, May 21, 2012

This is what I want to do with my raised beds!!! 

It will protect my tender tomato and pepper plants from the spring winds and coolish temperatures!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tomato Plants, Ducks, and Grasshoppers...

Bought a nice assortment of tomato plants at the greenhouse including Amish Paste, Orange Wellington, Margherita, and Sun Gold (4 of each).

I planted this yummy variety in one of my 4x4 beds.

Because the nights have been on the cool side here in northern Wyoming, I covered my 4x4 Tomato bed with plastic, creating a mini greenhouse.
Tomato greenhouse over my 4x4 SFG

I got 8 Khaki Campbell ducklings!!!   They are the cutest little guys!!!!   Their fur takes on a yellowish glow in the sunlight.  They have more than doubled in size and are about 2 weeks old now.

After struggling to find a box big enough to keep them in over night, I decided to keep them in their enclosure outside for the night.  I took apart my brand new seed starting system that came with a heat mat... and placed it in an old cooler which I set on it's side.  Then covered the whole straw bale enclosure with a heavy blanket.

This morning my ducklings were all snuggled inside their heated cooler container!

Khaki Campbell ducklings, 2 weeks old
Khaki Campbell ducklings

Khaki Campbell ducklings, 2 weeks old

I am finding grasshopper nymphs around all ready!!!!  GRASSHOPPERS... it's going to be another bad year here in northern Wyoming!!!

Grasshoppers are the whole reason why I got ducks last Spring!!!  PS... My Muscovy Ducks will have ducklings soon!

Ducks are my organic solution to grasshoppers.  Out here... you've got to do something... or they will eat everything!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Khaki Campbell ducklings less than a week old

Getting bigger!

I dropped by the co-op for their customer appreciation day while passing through town last week.  Lots of folks were looking at the baby chicks and ducklings.

Before I knew what was happening... I was handed a "take home" box and began filling it with all the Khaki Campbell ducklings, all 8 of them.

Then I found myself at the checkout...

I guess that I couldn't help myself!  LOL!

Onions, Garlic, and Lettuce planted

Planted a bunch more onion sets, some garlic, and lettuce last night.

I'm still cleaning beds and adding more soil.