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Chickens Penned, We Can Start Planting

Project: Haiti Homefront

Posted by Natasha Turner almost 9 years ago

Chickens love sprouts and so do grasshoppers . . . and ants . . . and mice

Phew, planting can be rough work when you're just getting started. This thick black clay is intense to fluff up for the first time. Well, add to that, first, I have to peel off a layer of cement before I can get to the clay.

I'm getting better at wielding a pickax, for a girl. I ache all over, and I have blisters. I feel tough. :-)

We've been having difficulty getting our gardens to sprout. So far, we can't tell for sure if it is poor seed quality or ants, mice, grasshoppers, or chicken pecking around under our palm branch coverings eating them as they stick their little heads out of the clay. We were hoping to start everything in worm castings, but that is just not happening. I guess I'm just a worm novice, even after all we've read and watched about them. We won't give up, but we do have to forge ahead with planting anyway, before our seeds expire.

Anyway, on try three we've finally got some sprouts again. We've penned the chickens now, hoping we'll get to see some vegetables through to the eating stage finally. We're starting lots of trees. Some we will plant here, but most we hope to transfer over to the Caring 4 Haiti property later.

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jordan lowery
jordan lowery : with all the wild birds we have here, it sometimes is a problem with small seedlings. specially anything that is a brassica. one day you have fresh sprouted seedlings, the next day there all cut off at the head.
Posted almost 9 years ago

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