Farmer in the City





Location:  Tacoma, WA

Day Job:  healthcare

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Animals:  Getting ready for chickens

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Fruit and vegetables I grow and pick when ripe simply taste better. I use heirloom seeds so I know these are the healthiest. It's also very therapeutic to work in the dirt! I have a 4 ' x 16' dog run from Craigslst for the chicken run. This will keep them safe from our dogs, plus predators. Now to decide on a coop plan.

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on April 5th, 2014 at 07:26 am

    Welcome to the community cat work. I like your profile pic and would love to see some pictures of your digs.

  • Posted by: catwork on April 4th, 2014 at 04:36 pm

    The weather is finally moderating. I have done some weeding. The pear trees are blooming. I have 3 espallliered in pots (for now), 2 semi-dwarfs in a bed and 1 unattractive Asian pear with 4 varieties grafted. I have 6 columnar apples which are getting leafy. They produce like crazy! I also have a 4-way grafted dwarf cherry in a pot. It is starting to bloom. Second year for it..
    I have strawberries in rain gutters. This is working really well! I am going to add more shortly. This keeps the slugs off and makes it easy to cover with bird net. Raspberries are in a narrow bed along a fence. They produced well last year.

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