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Welcome Spring By Starting a Container Garden

Welcome Spring By Starting a Container Garden

The M.O.G. is excited to embark on a new adventure this spring by documenting the process of planting an organic vegetable garden (in containers) for the first time. Maybe it will inspire a few of you to plant your own gardens as well! To view the original post, complete with the links to additional resources, go to http://mymogblog.com/starting-a-container-garden/

Now, just so we are all clear, we are not what anyone would consider "gardening experts." To be honest, gardening seemed like another language… until we started doing some research and realized how simple and enjoyable it can be. We checked out a few websites including “Successful Container Gardens” by the University of Illinois Extension, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension where they have some really helpful videos on container gardening that walked us right through the process.

Easter approaches and that means KOLACH!

Easter approaches and that means KOLACH!

As Easter approaches I begin to gear up for the food traditions we have in my family.  Sometimes I get a bit of a head start and so I decided to back Kolach this weekend.  Kolach is a sweet festival bread that is filled with different types of fillings.  See how I make this bread at Nate's Kitchen by clicking the link below!

NATE'S KITCHEN-Kolach!

 

The recipe comes from my Grandmother who was Slovakian.  Sadly she passed away in the Fall of last year so making Kolach this time was a little bitter sweet.  But making traditional food is what connects us to our past and our loved ones.  In fact the message of Easter encourages us that even though death may come, there can be hope in resurection! 

 

Incubating Chicken Eggs - Part 2

Incubating Chicken Eggs - Part 2

Our fertile eggs have arrived!! Sadly three out of the 14 that shipped are cracked so those have to be thrown out.  The rest, 11 in total are now ready for the incubator!  Start the clock!  In 21 days we will have chicks!

Incubating Chicken Eggs - Part 1

Incubating Chicken Eggs - Part 1

We had so much fun last year hatching out chickens that we wanted to try to do it again this year.  The only trouble is our broody hen seems to be uninterested in sitting on any eggs.  I tried to "induce" her but putting her in a box with some eggs and she would sit on them for a while but not continuously.  As it turns out a chicken CANNOT be persuaded like this to set on the eggs.  It's up to her to decide and if she's not interested, it's NO DICE!  So we're moving on to a different method, a table top incubator.  Enjoy the video!

Chickens - Post Nemo (Blizzard of 2013)

Chickens - Post Nemo (Blizzard of 2013)

Well the Blizzard of 2013, NEMO has come and gone and our chickens surived just fine!  Watch the video to see how they're doing now!

Chicken in a tree!

Chicken in a tree!

Just the other day one of our Auracana ladies decided to roost in our apple tree.  This is actually a normal thing for a chicken!  After all it is a bird and it's instinct is to roost as high as possible on whatever it can find to escape from predators.  She spent much of the day here and then flew back down to the ground.  Enjoy!