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My boyfriend had an unexpected day off yesterday so we had a very productive day in the yard. We got lots more seeds started... more lettuce & green onions, more beans, tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers....…

My boyfriend had an unexpected day off yesterday so we had a very productive day in the yard. We got lots more seeds started... more lettuce & green onions, more beans, tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers.... and lots more I've already forgotten about.

I won the battle against the morning glory that had completely taken over the raised bed I wanted to use as a herb garden but it was no easy task. Was left with some beautiful soil but I noticed that it had no worms in it so I mixed in a bunch of soil and worms from one of last year's veggie plots. We have crazy good soil here.

The chicks enjoyed their first afternoon outside. We switched the run from shavings to sand last weekend so it was toasty warm in there with the sun beating down on the sand. The hens were all out free ranging so we just popped the babies into the run and they enjoyed a nice warm day at the beach.

Unfortunately when my son got home from school he let the dogs out so the chickens had some excitement. One of the Hamburgs ended up in the neighbour's yard where she promptly disappeard into their garden but we managed to get her back at bedtime. I guess we should clip their wings since they're the only ones who can fly well enough to clear the fence.

The babies are growing like crazy and making a huge mess. Apparently dumping the food dish is the best game ever. I put a heavier dish in so now they just scratch in it to send the food flying all over the room.

Hoping to get a Dunbar neighbourhood group set up on here soon. I'd sent out an email to a couple of local mailing lists and have several people interested in getting involved in a local urban farming initiative. Looks like Ann and Shelby were already getting something like this going so I'm excited to get involved.

I better get out there before the rain starts...

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Comment by Randy Chatterjee on April 23, 2010 at 8:10pm
This is the kind of story the new Vancouver needs! And needs both to share and to replicate, a thousand-fold. Permaculture, local food production, and community connections and resilience are on the rise...and none too early. Keep it coming!

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