• Dig Dig for Victory,  LeyShaw Homestead

    Change is in the Air: Not-Summer is Coming

    I feel like September has gotten away from me. When I was looking at my planting calendar and I was like…huh….time to start putting out the cold weather stuff. My garden is in this weird part of the year, where I’ve got watermelon and kale growing at the same time; for whatever reason I feel like there is a seasonal disconnect there. Teachers in my district are returning to the classroom on October 12th, so I really need to get seedlings started and seeds in the ground. I learned pretty quickly that my batch of brassicas that I planted this summer was a wee-bit ambitious, because they grew fast and…

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    Nancy Drew and the Case of Cursed Chicken Tractor

    It has been a while since my last chicken tractor status update. Mostly because nothing has really happened. Work was already slow due to the heat and then Hurricane Hanna hit Corpus and we were received about two weeks of intermittent rain. At one point it rained so hard that we accumulated four inches of rain in six hours. It finally stopped last weekend on Sunday. We went out to work on the tractor again and about an hour in, the Fella pulled a muscle in his back. (See why I think this chicken tractor might be cursed?) We are reaching a point where most of the work is ideally…