Today we went to town to run errands. Some stores are still requiring masks. Some say they are not mandatory if you are vaccinated. No one is asking if you are vaccinated. It's a mess right now, for sure.
We have black bears here too. They do roam around at night. We haven't had any issues with them getting our chickens or any livestock. Our garbage doesn't stand a chance against the bear, they tear into that a couple times a year.
I'm from NY too and I can't find an oriole feeder anywhere! I've been to Tractor Supply (3 of them),Walmart and a couple local shops. The orioles keep coming to the plate though. We have added orange slices daily along with the grape jelly.
Every Wednesday in the spring and summer there is a market in our local park. I went this week and I was surprised to see "local grown veggies". I was surprised because there isn't any way that anyone has these available yet from their gardens. People were waiting in line to buy them. City folk...
Of course my weed whacker quit this past weekend. I think this one was my dads, I've had it that long. So I'm going to need to get one. Recommendations? It's got to be gas powered, no electric or battery ones.
I would start with a couple of spikes, a vine and some geraniums. We have made our own baskets for years and have had much luck each year. The key is to make sure you use good soil. We also use Miracle-Gro each week in the baskets.
I'm so excited! We have orioles! It's the first time I can remember getting them here at the farm. The children put a plate of grape jelly out for them. I love that the kids are into the birds this year.
That's awesome! You're never too old to learn. Will you put what you learn to use on your farm? Are you looking to start a different business or make financial decisions? Good luck, I'm sure you will do great.
I too use the cold water method. As soon as they are done boiling, I dump the water and add cold water to the pan. I usually boil my eggs 11 minutes. I leave them in the water for as long as I can before I peel them. I don't like to eat warm hard-boiled eggs.
I'm curious to know how many of us rent land from others to plant? We are looking into this so we can expand and I'd like some information. Do you think it's a good idea? Would you rather just try to buy more land?