Monday, June 24, 2013

Simply Living Lately

Abby turned 13 - she chose a super unhealthy cake to make - once a year they get to choose a cake and most of the children decide to make it themselves.

I built a door for the barn.

This chrysalis was hanging from some lettuce I picked. Looking forward to seeing what it will become.

I am sure there are better ways to do this - but - what I do is when I clean the goat barn or chicken coops, I put it all in a pile (aka the compost pile).  When it gets about 2 - 2 1/2 feet tall I just start piling to the side of the first pile.  I use the oldest pile first in the garden.  
I apply the compost (which is really fun because it is soooo full of worms) in between my garden rows which actually will be more important for next year's gardens.  This allows me to do a bit here and some more there  - which is pretty much how I do everything around here.


  1. Personally, I think the word "healthy" has no business being near the word "cake". :) Love the rainbow design. A lovely chronicle of your life these days!

  2. Love the cake! My kids often choose chinese food and ice cream cake for their birthdays! (not healthy by any means, but a real birthday treat) ;)

    Great door, too!

  3. Love the rainbow cake. Happy birthday to sweet Abby! :)

  4. We recently did a big chicken pasture clean up and it was wormtastic! The girls feasted on the banquet and the rest got ploughed in for new grass to grow, it's so great to see this cycle in action : )

  5. Lol, love your last words here Tonya - a little bit here and there is how I do everything around our place, too! Blessings to you and yours,

  6. Wow, what a lovely bright and colourful cake!
    I like your barn door, I'm not so good with woodworking myself!
    Our composting is on a suburban scale but I think we can all share the joys of a good heap of wormy compost :)