Sunday, January 9, 2011

is there anything more beautiful?

18 Comments:

Blogger Rachael said...

I would have to agree. I need to get some of those green things growing here too. Now that the snow and cold are back, I need to remind myself that spring IS on it's way...even if it's still a few months off. My goal this year is to get my garden started early inside. Better get busy!

January 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous...it's REACHING for the sun. I'm getting my seed list together now...Enjoy!

January 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little bit of green can keep you going when it is cold outside. :)

January 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It is so nice to those seedlings in the winter window. I put them in my office, so when I turn around to look out at the sheep (my office is the large hall closet on the second floor) I see that hint of green.

January 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

A little tease of what's to come :)

January 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger twistie said...

beautiful and motivational

January 9, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

Yes whats more beautiful is the product that will grow from that plant! Its very exciting.

January 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I love this picture, it'd make a great relaxing screen saver!

I went looking for seeds today at Rural King, but had no luck. I'm hoping to find some at Lowe's tomorrow....I really want to grow some herbs!

January 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm currently searching for a grow bulb so I can get some green things growing indoors. All north-facing windows don't lend themselves to great light, but with a little help, I'm hopeful.

January 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Kris Mo said...

@urbanadaptation - A fluorescent 'shop light' ballast is a good cheap solution for starting your seeds indoors. Last year I set up 2 ballasts with 'PlantGro' full-spectrum bulbs in them and had great success. You can generally find them at a box store, and the whole setup might run you about 20 bucks... money well spent! Good luck.

Oh, and sweet shot, Jenna! Thanks for the breath of fresh air.

January 9, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Jenna, life is always beautiful.

January 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love it!! I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt. (and knees and feet and elbows.) :-)

January 9, 2011 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Hope

January 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger daisy said...

Reaching for eternity! daisy

January 9, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Hey Jenna - there is an award waiting for you over at my blog.
Odie

January 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger ward said...

Jenna (and anyone that might have an answer,)

I have some chicken questions for you.
I have a mean bird. We started with a Rhode Island Red and an Americauna (sp?). A year later we added four Red Sex Links.
The RIR is mean. She jumps on their backs and pecks at them when they're grazing, when they're in their boxes, when their at the feeder. All the other birds are a mess. They are missing feathers and feathers out of place. I should add that they are al still good layers and none of this bullying seems to have had a negative impact. So . . .
Is it normal to have a meanie in a flock?
Should we have raised our layers together rather than adding to the flock?
Is the meanie primed to be stew?
If you have any insights your help would be appreciated.
Gracias and peace,
ward

January 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Ward, every once in a while you just get a mean bird and this is how I deal with it. I get something like an Orpington or Cochin hen in the mix, something too big to boss around that instantly makes your Red lower on the coop totem pole. As long as she's in charge, she'll boss around the other birds. A rooster would solve this as well. However, not everyone wants roosters or more birds, and if that is the case I suggest trying these three things.

1. Confine the mean bird to a cage in the coop with her own food and water for a few days, make sure you don't leave her eggs in there with her or she might learn to eat them, giving you a stew hen for sure!
2. get a spray bottle and mix tobasco and lemon juice with a little water and spray the birds backs with a spritz so anyone who nips them gets a nasty taste in their mouths...
3. If those two fail, get a hatchet and a crock pot.

January 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger ward said...

Great ideas Jenna. Thanks a lot.

We'll give those ideas a run and see how it goes.

January 10, 2011 at 5:24 PM  

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