If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know I love free stuff from Craigslist. And that the stuff I get for free isn’t typical at all. Ready to hear my latest find? I answered an ad that was written something like this: Wanted – someone to come to our store and pick up… Read More More free stuff from Craigslist
I went to water the garden today and saw that the wild rabbits (or something similar) had eaten into my cabbages. They aren’t as large as I’d like yet, but I picked the one remaining intact one so I could have one that wasn’t already nibbled on. 🙂 Here’s a pic of it in my… Read More The first harvest!
A few days ago I started a grand snail experiment. I gathered them, put them in housing (a plastic tote with soil, greenery, food, etc) in an attempt to get them to breed so I had a continuous source of protein for my chickens to eat. It sounded great, I found instructions online from others… Read More Don’t believe everything you read on the internet
My husband (yes, bloggers can be married!) had one whole margarita and blamed it for his inability to hold his camera still an hour later. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about SNAILS. You can see a tiny fraction of the snails that hang out on my house if you… Read More Learning about garden pests – and how to make them into benefits
(Originally posted Nov 17 2011) And before I forget, this weeks’ freebies from Craigslist includes ~60 lbs of Walnuts. I picked them up from the ground, after dark, with a flashlight, and with the homeowner who I’d never met before. It was a riot. Ever played hide-and-seek in the dark as a kid? It felt… Read More Walnuts after dark
More Craigslist scores! Today I picked up 12 free chickens, all 3 years old so laying was slowing down. Nine hens and three roosters. The three roosters and three of the hens are in the fridge already – I love free food! The other 6 hens are on the schedule for Thursday, although I may… Read More More free stuff