Friday, March 04, 2005

And a stretch! Posted by Hello

Lately the animals like to be laying upside down! Posted by Hello

Silly Shelley! Posted by Hello

And another view from the side looking up towards the house. Posted by Hello

Here is another view from the lawn. Posted by Hello

Here are the goats in thier fully fenced front yard pasture. It's so nice to look out the window and see them out there. Posted by Hello

Here is my other potato patch, but I just planted 2 weeks ago, so it might take a little while before they show. Posted by Hello

A closer look. Yeah, potatoes! Posted by Hello

My potato plants are coming up! Posted by Hello

Here is one of the plums blooming already! Posted by Hello

This is where our fruit trees are planted. Fencing on both sides until we have all the electric fence on the perimeter. Posted by Hello

He is soo curious! Posted by Hello

They are so blue! Posted by Hello

More curious chicks. What is that flashing eh? Posted by Hello

Blue and a white one. They are almost all feathered out. Under thier feathers there are a lot of fuzzy spots still. Posted by Hello

This is definately a rooster and he is so curious when I come around. He's always looking straight up at me. Posted by Hello

They are getting so big! Posted by Hello

Here are my baby chickies that were born on January 29th. This is there make shift pen. Posted by Hello

Here are some of my flower seedlings, oh and some tom thumb corn sticking up. Posted by Hello

Here is a closer look at my peppers, tomatoes and zinnias. Posted by Hello

Here are my seedlings. There are about 300-400. Plus all the seeds I haven't started yet because they need direct seeding. I started them at the end of January. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Finalists for Farm Name

Big Oak Valley Farm
Big Oak Farm
Cathy's Family Farm

Let me tell you why I picked what I did. First, the valley we live in is called "Big Oak Valley" and most people know where that is located. So, they know where there produce is coming from. I also wanted to have some form of my name in my farm name because then people remembered who I was by name. The reason I didn't use my last name was because my parents live here also so it really isn't just my farm. So, this is why I picked what I did. Let me know what you think. To send me an e-mail click on "View my Complete Profile" under my picture on the right and then click on cuteredhen under "Contact."

I will have to have a slogan too and here are what I could come up with and some people sent me:

"All Homegrown Produce and More"

"Ye Old Homestead Stuff"

"Only the Freshest from our farm to your table"

"The Best of Fresh & Free Range"

"Pampered Veggies & Free Range Chickens"

"Specializing in Fresh Produce and Happy Hens"

"Fresh Produce and Happy Hens"

Any other suggestions would be welcome and much appreciated. ; )

Thanks, Cathy

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

So, this is what we were doing this last week. I skipped town and went back to San Luis Obispo to see my husband and we went dirt bike riding on both of his days off last week. We had so much fun! This is a picture from Sunday. They put on a dirt bike race at the local dirt bike hangout in Pozo. This was basically a "Do Over" race from the race that they told half the people there wasn't going to be a hang over harescramble race on New Year's Day like usual. So, some of the half that were told it was canceled showed up anyway just to go riding and were a little peeved because they were going to have a race so they put on another race this last weekend. This was the first time my husband got to race it! He had a blast! I was his pit crew! They rode for 2 straight hours and most went 5 to 7 laps. Each lap took about 20-30 minutes long. It was perfect out there for riding! Now back to homesteading. Just had to share! Posted by Hello