Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 Mad City Coop tour June 4

You are invited to the 2016 Mad City Chicken Coup tour, and one of the stop is our Eggplant. Come and see what two DINK couples built for a small flock of birds (read, we pulled out all the stops).

DATE: June 4
TIME: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: 1933 E Mifflin St and throughout the city
See tour map here 

A few features you might not see anywhere else:

  • how two families share a flock and coop
  • nest warmer to keep eggs from freezing
  • clever locked storage area
  • a chicken swing
  • special door between coop and run to keep critters and winter wind out
  • BRIGHT purple paint

Friday, May 27, 2016

Blue in the garden

I was walking in the orchard today and to my surprise, found some bluish/purplish berries (honeysuckle I think, aka honeyberries). Looking up and around me, many blue things caught my eye. Here's what I saw.

Honeyberries - first fruit of the season in our orchard


I have no idea, anyone?


Even the creeping charlie has something to add this time of year

Sage flowers