I have a question for anybody who would be kind enough to answer..........
I was given some bunch tomato plants. Can these be canned whole with the skin on? Or will the skin come off in boiling water? My machine thing seperates the juice from everything else, leaving the pulp in with the skins. I want the good part,too. HELP.....
Fitness Minutes: (77,077) Posts: 6,330 4/20/10 2:30 P
Beth, I found them on the internet. They are specially bred. at birth hens & roosters are different colors, how wonderful can it get???
Lisa, Don't the chickens get into your Mom's garden & flowers? What about in the road or where animals can get to them? We have foxes,coyotes, & hawks that would love a tasty chicken for a meal.I don't want to lose any of ours.
No - uploading photos seems to make my computer crash. They are a cross between a rhode island red and something else . . . so they are black with a red blaze on thier chest. Before they get their comb they look a bit like a raven - I had them all named as characters from Edgar Allen Poe's books.
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Fitness Minutes: (77,077) Posts: 6,330 4/16/10 2:23 P
Laurie, We have a few year old hens & roosters. They are in a large mesh covered yard with a hen house. We just aren't getting enough eggs-LOL-we go through alot of eggs. The older hens are Silkies. The baby chicks are Rhoade Island Reds & Dominques. They are fun animals. I am afraid to let them out in the yard. I might not get them back in their yard before something got them. We lost about 4 last fall before we figured out we needed to cover the yard.
Net, I had hens and two roosters, and they were so much fun. The "neighbors" said the hen house I built was luxurious enough for a person to live in, and they were not quite free-range, but close. I built a wire mesh run for them. They could get in and out of the hen house as they wanted, and had enough room to fly the few feet they can manage. I put wire over the top because we had hawks, eagles, and others that would love a fresh chicken. The "floor" of the run was the earth, with grass and bugs for them to eat. I would often let them out into the yard to eat and play.
My garden is doing well. Tomorrow I am going to the garden center to get pepper plants. It will be the first day they are available, and I want to get there the first day for the best selection. I want hot cherry peppers, green, red, and yellow peppers. Yummy!
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Fitness Minutes: (77,077) Posts: 6,330 4/14/10 12:16 P
It looks like we will have to replace some tomato plants & eggplants that didn't make it. The broccoli ,peppers & cabbage look great. We have onions,okra,squash,snap beans, cucumbers & corn coming up. Still waiting on the lettuce & carrots to pop up. Also, my container herb garden is looking fabulous.
Got 16 baby chicks 2 weeks ago. Goodness but they have grown, feathered out and can put away the feed.
I am so jealous, we don't get to put our garden in until the middle of May. , but I did get my seeds started for tomatoes (roma and rainbow heirloom), watermelon, peppers, and I did some peas and beans just for something that grows fast. I forgot I wanted to do herbs this year, that is why I bought extra pots now the beans and peas are in them.
I just came in from planting the garden. Actually I have 3 small gardens this year. The 1st is a container garden of herbs with a few begonias mixed in for color. The 2nd is my "DH leave it alone "garden. It has onions, carrots, lettuce & hot peppers in it. The 3rd garden has everything else. I just hope it does good this year.
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Thanks for starting this new thread! Been crazy here, as some of you know, MIL had a stroke after her tripe bipass surgery. The left side of her body was paralyzed, but it is coming back, which we are so thankful for. They have had her up and walking, and for the most part the leg is completely back, really working on the left hand. She is in inpatient rehab, and will probably go to extended care. But the goal is to get her home and drs think she will get almost everything back. So we are thankful!!!!!!
No fresh food here from the garden yet, but itching to plant!!! Take care all!!
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I have a very determined cardinal working at fighting his own reflection today--almost 6 hours now. I need his determination to fight my own worst enemy too (me)...My garden got plowed today and the lawn got mowed. Ate parsnips from the garden and one spear of asparagus. It is feeling like spring!
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