One of my favorite authors and farmers is Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm. In fact I have dreamed of turning our smallest greenhouse into a Three Season One. One of our goals on the farm this year is to show people how to grow vegetables when they don't have a lot of room or good soil. In years past I have grown lettuce and other greens in rain gutters, peppers in plastic crates, onions, herbs, peas and beans in old water troughs and wash bins. I am all for making use of what I have so I invite you to stop by this summer and see what's growing and maybe get some ideas for your yard.
I love watching the antics of chickens - from their peeping as chicklets to the chortles, murmurs, and sniggles as they grow to hen hood. If you have never had the priviledge of being in a hen house as they are settling in for the night you have truly missed a memorable symphony.