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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Earthday activities...

Ed spent Friday at Dry Creek Gardens' new windmill site in Washoe Valley. Our booth included solar information as well as information on our seeds. NV Energy and the USDA were present to talk about Dry Creek's new 2400 watt windmill. Thanks to NV Energy's rebate and a rural development grant from the USDA, Dry Creek is now producing much of their own power. Good luck Dry Creek (John and Nancy Strickland)

Linda spent both Thursday and Friday at Capital City Farm Days. She brought the baby tortoises to "show and tell" to about 700 elementary school children. Thursday started with around an inch of snow, so the tortoises were one of the few "critters" that came to the exibit. We took a picture, but it didn't come out.

Here's the local newspaper's article about it:

Also, Linda and Ed attemded Douglas High School Environmental Club's Earth Day celebration. They brought the "Fender Blender" and the students made their own smoothies. The link to the Record Courier's article is here:

Friday, April 23, 2010

What is that purple flowering weed?

(click on photo to enlarge)

This one is the commonly called "Stork's Bill" or "Filaree". The scientific name is 'erodium cicutarium'. It has a small purple flower that turns into a two to three inch spike (thus stork's bill). It is a low growing annual that flowers from about February through May. It is supposed to be great forage for cattle, sheep and other wildlife. The baby tortoises seem to really love it!

New chicken pics

They love to jump up on the sticks.

All the other chickens are bigger than the Leghorn now. Foghorn started out much bigger than the other 3.

The black and white ones are extremely friendly.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

big babies 4-12-10

We haven't had the cam up for a week and the babys have grown rapidly. There are three for sure, one being small and late hatching. We hope the best for him/her in this crowded house. When the male flies in with mice, the congestion is overwhelming. Soon, we should see the babies out of the box on the perches. Stay tuned; Ed

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finally; two chicks are evident in this download. Still plenty more eggs but time is running out as the competition in the nest will be fierce. Stay tuned; Ed