Garden Up date

Kids are amazing! There ability to find humor and amazing pride is so inspiring.

A garden teaches so much – how to plan, where our food comes from, teamwork, nutrition, work ethic, how to grow your own food and what goes into growing the food we buy. Now, my kids here will also learn a lesson in community, charity, pride and that helping others can be fulfilling. It is a fun hands on way to get kids excited about veggies and involved all the while they are soaking up life lessons without even knowing it!

The kids helped me plant the garden and also help take care and harvest the veggies and some just give GREAT moral support.. So far our youngest hands on helper is 22 months and he dose GREAT!! :)

We have asparagus, raspberries,blueberries,  black berries, grapes, peaches, plums, apples, Broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, bell pepper, jalapeno pepers, Peas, lettuce, onions, celery, spaghetti squash, buttercup squash, tomatoes of all kinds.

Click the link below to read more about the surrogate growers program:

http://ellicottvilletimes.com/2012/05/17/surrogate-growers-donate-produce-to-ellicottville-food-pantry/

And the frost we had didn't stop us. of course no kids were involved in the 5 hour procedure. We are glad the frosts are over!.. (fingers crossed)

Helping plant

 

2012 garden

Incubating Eggs

What came first the chicken or the egg?

This a question that has an anwer I can’t figure out. Out of curiosity we have decided to hatch some eggs to see if we could..

 

 

Introducing our new baby Chick named "Franchesco" because of it's racing stripes..Hatched 5-29-12

 

5 days into incubation, you can actually see the veins that have started to develop, to support the baby chick.. And 23 days later..Introducing our new baby Chick named "Franchesco" (because of it's racing stripes..)Hatched 5-29-12

How does the chick develop?? Now we know!!