Got the seeds yesterday. Thank you bunches. Guess the watermelon seeds must have fallen out of the pack. Oh well, will try them next year. I’ll get the tomatoes started tomorrow. Tried your meatball with tomato sauce recipe. Delicious! I got six quarts and a pint (127 meatballs). Did discover not to tip a jar..it explodes! They all sealed and are very good.
My mistake most likely on the missing watermelon seeds. I’ll pack some up today as it’s still early enough to get them in. (If anyone else is missing anything, PLEASE let me know as I do all the packing. I told you it was a very small seed “business”!)
I’m glad you liked the meatballs with tomato sauce, as we love it. Wow, I’ve never had a jar explode. Ever! I’m glad you weren’t hurt! — Jackie
What all different kinds of poultry do you have? I see chickens and turkeys, but how about ducks, guineas, or geese?
Lowman, New York
We have chickens (meat birds and layers, including banties and turkeys.) Waterfowl is too messy to have with our chickens and guineas are too noisy for us. — Jackie
Anthill and snow sliding off of roof
There is a HUGE anthill inside my chicken pen. The ants are red with black rears. I am getting ready to put my nearly 7 week old chicks out there, will these ants hurt the chicks? If so, how do I get rid of them?
We live on the dry side of Oregon. We are wanting to do the rain catchment system. We receive a lot of snow (except this past winter!) and I was wondering how this is going to work with the snow sliding off the roof and hitting the gutters. Any ideas on this?
Thank you, Maida. Ants usually don’t bother chicks but with a huge mound in your chicken yard, I’d try to get rid of it before putting your chicks out … just in case. I’d try shoveling the hill flat then pouring boiling water (lots of it!) over the area. Then get some diatomaceous earth and sprinkle over the spot. This will usually do the trick, encouraging surviving ants to move on to another location.
What I would do is put up removable gutters so you can use them in the warmer months then take them down, come late fall, before snow starts falling. This way you can catch rainwater when you need it then not have to worry about gutters pulling off due to snow. This is what we plan on doing on our house. — Jackie