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Location:  Vincennes, IN

Day Job:  Registered Nurse

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Rooftop

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Rabbits

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Sustainable living is fun, fulfilling, and can save the world!


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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 5th, 2011 at 07:30 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. Last time I see you blogged here was in June, and the tomatoes and peppers were ripening. Mine were just in their early days after a cold, wet spring. How did the chili turn out?

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  • Posted by: OverwhelmedWithTrees on December 10th, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Wish I could sneak a few chickens into our subdivision.

  • Posted by: Carolj on August 23rd, 2010 at 06:20 pm

    Cool chick - what's the breed? We're planning to have a couple of chickens when we move later this year.

  • Posted by: Bzquiltn on July 24th, 2010 at 04:38 am

    Your little guy is cute. I've had roosters. We have a couple of hens who regularly go broody. I can't "have" chickens in the first place, so obviously can't have a roo to "out" my girls. My close neighbors think they're cool, but a roo would announce and I don't need that - - Anyway -
    We've given the broodies eggs to hatch and ended up with roos. We played with them same as the hens. They were as sweet and playful as the hens. Even one that was a "Mr. Grouchy". would walk around you, complaining that you were in the coop. But sit down and he was all over your lap for scratches and pets. Funny.

  • Posted by: Charlene on July 2nd, 2010 at 02:27 pm

    Sounds fabulous! Yum:)

  • Posted by: Aspen on June 29th, 2010 at 02:45 pm

    My tomatoes are ripening, my chocolate bell peppers are beautiful. I see some awesome chili in my future!

  • Posted by: Aspen on June 28th, 2010 at 02:58 am

    It poured rain last night. That will save me from watering today! I love it when nature does part of the work!

  • Posted by: Aspen on June 27th, 2010 at 05:11 am

    Busy yesterday, garden is growing like crazy, I mowed, weeded, hung laundry on the line (love that!), and took care of critters. Got bunny kisses and chicken hugs!

  • Posted by: Aspen on June 23rd, 2010 at 04:14 am

    We have a process we call the Taming of the Roo. He is an accident--we ordered pullets! We hope to keep him tame emough that he won't be a nuisance. He still runs when we catch him, but does pretty well when we hold him.

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