Monday, June 30, 2008

Harvested Wild Peas and Wild Wheat. Hand threshed and winnowed the wheat. Air and sun drying both before sealing them in plastic bags. Will try to germinate a few of each.

Rained on and off this morning.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tried to weave a fence. Pretty bad results. Used random dead stuff rather than hacking down new trees.

Noticed some CrownVetch starting to seed, pulled a few and a root, and planted all in some soil from the garden. Not sure if any will grow, since the seed pods were either dry, but small (from a damaged plant) or large, but green.

Laid stone and pavers under the new arch/trellis.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Went to visit the feed store on Mill Rd. Was told about folks that have goats. $1 per chick from feed store.

Finished most of the arch out front. Found dead squirrel under the trained bush. White cat was licking it this morning, but I couldn't tell what it was, once we lifted the bush back upright, boom; dead squirrel.

Walked the fence line, noted that much of the fence around the top of the hill is down.

Rained hard for about 5 minutes.

Looked into chicory: for food and browse. may help lessen worm load on the goats. More protein than alfalfa.