Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chicken Tractor and a Harvest!

This weekend my wonderful sons and husband built the chicken coop/tractor.  Here is a pic of the youngest hanging out with the chickens.

This tractor will allow the girls to hang out, catch bugs, fertilize and till (scratch) in different parts of the yard.  I have great hopes for a lower flea issue!

The garden is starting to produce - so far we have a ton of peppers and green beans as well as Swiss chard and turnip greens.

There were some issues with flea beetles, caterpillars, and white flies, but I am hopeful that the crops will recover.

I will be at the Wednesday market with all my scrubs plus lip balm and veggies.  We will also be selling our crafts at the Dia de los Muertos Street Festival on November 2nd, downtown on Starr Street. It is a super event and a very special part of the culture here in South Texas.  I hope to see a lot of traffic for our usual scrubs, products, and some very special crafts - Day of the Dead Flower Pots!

November 17th we will be participating in the Arts and Crafts Fall Fair at the Southside Farmers' Market.  Come on out and get some fresh veggies, updates on the chickens, and really lovely body products and crafts!