Blog posts from December 2010

Chicken update

Dec 31, 2010

Well, I took the day off today so that after all this house moving and family holiday craziness I could have a day of doing nothing. That was not in the cards...this morning when I went to check on the girls, I noticed a patch of blood in the hay inside the coop. I checked each hen and found that Honkers had a very pasty and impacted vent. Poor thing, it looked terrible. I spent quite a while bathing her to try to clear the vent - warm water, soap followed by peroxide to try and break down the poop a bit more. Then olive oil to try and lubricate the vent. Unfortunately, she was bleeding a lot and it looked like her oviduct was actually prolapsing. Such are the realities of keeping livestock. Because of the prolapse and bleeding, we decided it was best to put her down. RIP Honkers...


Community Garden Plots Available in DFW

Dec 16, 2010

For those of you in Dallas that may be looking for a community garden plot, good news! There are plots available now at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. They are located at 5923 Royal Lane.  You may contact Gayle Riddle at 214-208-7740. Happy Gardening!


New Begonia Variety ‘Gryphon’

Dec 1, 2010

Just happened to be sifting through some photos from the Ohio Short Course last year and came across this beauty: Begonia 'Gryphon', a new variety that will be available in 2011


It's HUGE!!! And how gorgeous. North Haven Gardens will carry limited quantities of this new beauty March/April of 2011. Just thought you might like a teaser!

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