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My garden so far

hello everybody, thank god the weathers been really nice for the last cupple days and i have been able to get out in the garden again. i hope the weather will be sunny and dry this year.

heres 2 orange habs that have poped up in the propergater.

[img]https://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5029/dsc00107wq.jpg[/img]

heres 2 red habs popping up.

[img]https://img691.imageshack.us/img691/6559/dsc00106ql.jpg[/img]

heres a thai dragon pepper thats growing very nicly i think.

[img]https://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4793/dsc00105s.jpg[/img]

heres a spear mint cutting growing very well.

[img]https://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2492/dsc00102g.jpg[/img]

on the left are some shallots and on the right are some garlic i found still growing from last year, i also sowed some baby carrot seeds but fort there was no point in taking a photo of soil in a bucket...

[img]https://img682.imageshack.us/img682/9481/dsc00101h.jpg[/img]

heres my dads little olive tree.

[img]https://img532.imageshack.us/img532/9168/dsc00100j.jpg[/img]

heres some mint sprouting again from last year.

[img]https://img260.imageshack.us/img260/4086/dsc00099b.jpg[/img]

heres 2 tom plants that are coming along very well

[img]https://img373.imageshack.us/img373/6076/dsc00098.jpg[/img]

one of the silkies laying a egg in a pot, how did that get in there!?

[img]https://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6518/dsc00096o.jpg[/img]
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looks great!
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thanks, the pics are very limited to what the eye can see, so 2moz i will take some pics of were i will be planting and some others i can think of to go in aswell.
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i agree it looks very nice so far

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here we go round 2, just befor i start posting i would like to say my blue silkie eggs are pipping as we speak and i can hear them cheaping which is really nice.

here my 2 green houses, still need to get some more glass because of all the snow we had...

[img]https://img383.imageshack.us/img383/4782/greenhouse.jpg[/img]

a silkie that went broody so i put 6 blue silkie eggs under her and shes sitting happly, i hope everything goes well for her.

[img]https://img406.imageshack.us/img406/736/broodysilkie1.jpg[/img]

heres my peach tree that i planet last year, its budding everywere, i have really high hopes for getting some fresh peach's this year.

[img]https://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4619/peachtree1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1105/peachtree2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8778/peachtree3.jpg[/img]

theys are the 2 rasberry bushes i planed last year aswell, so i hope they will grow me some nice joosey rasberrys this year for me to munch on.

[img]https://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3759/rasberry1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img40.imageshack.us/img40/443/rasberry2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5017/rasberry3.jpg[/img]

will post more as things start to grow :D
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Very, very nice Josh, thank you for sharing.

You know what? I am amazed. Your peach and raspberries are at the same stage that mine are!

That must mean that we will be frost free close to the same time.
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thanks very much :D

well i dnt think/hope/weather man might be lieing, but there should be no more froste or snow now, so just the nice long summers days to look forwerd to, which i am!

yours will all probly start to melt soon and will not come back again, we all hope! fingers crossed/tuch wood.

update on the hatching chick: i woke up to find about 7 eggs piped and one nearly half out! i cant wait!! will get pics as soon as i can.
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heres the 1st one out!! i will keep the pics coming.

[img]https://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5532/incubator2.jpg[/img]
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That's incredible! Congratulations!

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Adorable! Something else on my list of things to try. :wink:
Good luck with the others. Post when this one dries out and gets all fluffy. :D

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more from the hatchery.

[img]https://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1666/dsc00129ft.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7443/dsc00130iy.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7306/dsc00132b.jpg[/img]
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Congratulations, so you are a "chickgrandpa".
New chicks surely make it feel like spring, huh?

I saw 5 of my 6 Christmas chicks, yesterday, they were right under my feet, but the other one, is either gone or hanging out with some other group of chickens. I notice mine arrange themselves into cliques.
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GOOD STUFF JB! :D

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haha i like that name =D "mummy" sounds more appropriate tho as i have had to hatch everyone out of there shell with tweezers!

oh yes spring is here now! and my hen going broody is the cherry on the top :D

aww i bet they look so cutie, i can just imagine what they look like :P :lol:

[img]https://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7933/dsc00136fn.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5674/dsc00137c.jpg[/img]

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Thanks everybody for all your support!! i am over the moon with they little babbers.
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Very good job, Josh.

I was offered new baby chicks, this coming weekend. I have been leaning towards, no. But, seeing these, and my babies aren't babies anymore... You have ruined my plans! And killed my resistance!


-wall- I don't want baby chicks! I don't want baby chicks!

:mrgreen: Yes, I do, who am I kidding?

But, I have so many seedlings to take care of, a garden to plant, so many things going on... Okay so I will only get a few... a dozen or two?

Then in June I will order groups of 25! ha ha

You made the sale for the guy! ha ha. But they were offered at $1.00 per chick for American Auracauna's. I can't spell it, the Easter Egg chickens. And he lives locally, no postage.
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wow bargin!! get a dozen hehe! :roll:

yeah i know u have a garden to plant but the chicks rly dnt take that much time once they are out of the eggs, and as u know they are so fascinating to watch and lisson to, i have been known to lose hours just watching them :D (not theys ones my last ones, theys are not evan hours old :lol:)

and watching them grow into fully grown birds is just amazing and i would not give the experience of hatching the eggs for the world.
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Here they are,all fluffy! i got 13 from 24 eggs. but only 21 eggs were fertile when i candled them at like 12 days (cant member exactly what day it was). also 6 died from candleing till hatching day... so i must have done somthing wrong but i cant think what... i did everything the same since last time, just this time i did it really urly in the year, last time i did it really late in the year. but oh well i am still very chuffed!! my dads freind said if u get 50/50 then u did well! :D

heres the blue silkies

[img]https://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6885/dsc00145wu.jpg[/img]

[img]https://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9813/dsc00146p.jpg[/img]

and heres the blue silkies that are not blue :idea:) -helpsos-

[img]https://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8098/dsc00147f.jpg[/img]
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I have 3? incubators and I got like maybe 10%? So, I packed them up, and decided no more hatching! You did really good Josh.

My son gets about 50/50 on his chicks, but he tends them, like every waking moment.
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Awww!!! :() :-()

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OL u just packed away your little peace of god! u should just set one up with 24 eggs and just tend them every wakeing moment like u said your son dose, its the best way :lol:

what incubators are they?
post some pics of them (get them out :roll:) and we could pick what one to use. also an idear if they are not very good ones. u could sell all 3 and get 1 nice one. mines not a very good one but its fan driven and with the padding i put around it keeps heat very well. only cost £75 but was a bday prezy so :D my favorite word, free! :-() :clap: thanks to mum and dad.
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I packed them up, years ago. By now, who knows where they are?

I would rather watch you hatch them!
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haha fair anouth, i have some bad news tho... one of the chicks has a broken leg, i dnt have a clue how its happend it was just like that after i got home from work, theres no way of fixing it and hes shufeling around, very nice fluffy silkie.... shame rly. i will have to cull him 2moz. :(
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I had alot of bad legs when I was incubating them, some chicks were so splay legged they couldn't stand up ever.

If it is broke, you can fix it, just tape it up. If it is splay legged, up in the joint, you have to cull. The tough realities of having animals is being responsible when they are suffering.
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yeah it was snapped right at the top i tryed to tape it up but he was in so much pain i could not bare to hear him in pain. also him moving did not help. the leg was spred right out behind him and other chicks were steping on it.... not nice at all so i did the best and culled him asmorning :(
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Very nice start to the garden!

And congrats on the chicks as well!
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