Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Guffey Garden

As January rolls on and I've been receiving seed catalogs and emails from my favorite seed companies, I'm itchin' to start a garden here at our new location near Guffey, CO. Our house is well along the way, and we hope to be able to move in by the end of February. (see Mountain Gaitway) However, the house won't really be "done". There will be continuing work to complete the interior, even after we've moved in. I'm afraid I won't be able to do much of a garden this year, and am not yet looking at the catalogs.

I do hope to begin with a few things just to get started, such as a salad garden, and hopefully I'll be able to get in some perennials, such as asparagus and berries, so they can get a start. It will be fun to determine where to put things and gradually get them going! We do plan on putting up a greenhouse, perhaps in time for fall 2016.

I've begun a little thinking and researching about high-altitude gardening, including designing a garden to keep the deer, rabbits and ground squirrels out. There will be much more on that in the years to come.

4 Eggs, About Time!

Finally, all four ducks are laying. We began getting two eggs a day on January 11. Since then, we had two eggs almost every day, waiting for the day a third duck would lay. Then, yesterday (1/26) there were four, and four again today. One of today's eggs was a whopping 4.4 oz, a record size for these ducks.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Spot Flies!

Silly Spot. She seems to be my silliest duck.
For the third time I know of, Spot has gotten herself onto the deck.
She's not terribly concerned, just looking at her buddies below.
Her buddies are checking her out.
She contemplates her departure.
And....there she goes. Flying like a real duck!
She's just gotta work on that landing. Not too graceful.
Silly Spot!