Sunday, May 16, 2010

Photo Updates

As promised, some (belated) pictures!

Baby Chicks 2010!

Grace & Jamie with the new babies!

Pepper Plants
Tomato Plants


Well, grass cutting season is in full swing and we should have a lot more garden planted than we do, but sometimes things just don't go how you think they might!  While the grass is in full swing, temperatures have remained quite cool and while it hasn't been what you may call a "wet spring", it hasn't been a very sunny one either!  I'm anticipating a very busy next few weeks!

I'll close with a picture of the kids at last weekend's Mayflower Alpaca Show in Crapaud.  They all participated in the junior showmanship.  Grace got 3rd place, Jamie 4th, and poor Katie ended up only with a medallion and honorable mention because her alpaca "spooked" and drug her around the show ring.  She made us proud, though, and handled it well. 

Grace, Katie and Jamie at the Mayflower Alpaca Show

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jamie's Big Day

Today was a special day for the Hughes family.  Jamie made his First Communion today - the first gluten-free First Communion in our Parish actually!  As you can see, he was decked out for the event (less the needed haircut)!

What's new on the farm?  Well, most of our early garden planting has come up.  Yeah!  I can almost taste the fresh lettuce mix and spinach.  Also making an appearance are peas, beets and Swiss chard.  No sign of the carrots yet, but they usually follow close behind the beets which are just barely peeking.  Our tomatoes, peppers, onions and flowers started indoors are doing well too.  I will get some pictures of all that this week to post.

Other big news on the farm is that we will be getting some baby chicks (meat birds - layers will be next month).  So, I will definitely get some pics of those cute yellow fluff balls posted for everyone's enjoyment! 

I'll sign off with a couple of pictures of the day we planted our early potatoes/garden (the week after Easter).  Take care.