Humble Garden

ReSkilling for future food independence

A chick named Boo Boo

Posted by Nika On May - 13 - 2013ADD COMMENTS


The black box of life can be extra mysterious sometimes.

This is the story of a chick named Boo Boo.

One night the weasel got past several lines of defenses and took out almost the entirety of our flock, leaving us one traumatized rooster and 3 PTSD hens.


I very quickly set up 41 home laid eggs to hatch. Due to the very cold spring here the incubator had a very difficult time keeping a steady temperature.

That was a constant worry.


8 new goat babies in 2013

Posted by Nika On March - 13 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

All 4 of our goats have had 2 babies each. Everyone is happy and healthy, resting comfortably. This video was shot this morning of 2 mommas, 4 babies and 1 guard llama. The other 2 mommas, 4 babies and the sire buck are in other pens.

Nice to be done with this kidding season!

3rd set of baby goats born

Posted by Nika On March - 12 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

The 3rd set of 2 babies were born to Luna.

2nd set of goat babies

Posted by Nika On March - 11 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Our second goat to kid is called Amaranth and the kids are really cute!

Buttons and Sunshine nursing

Posted by Nika On March - 10 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

This is a video of the first two baby goats learning to nurse.

Baby Goats 1st batch

Posted by Nika On March - 9 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Here is a video of the first set of babies after they have dried off a bit.

Baby Goats 2013

Posted by Nika On March - 8 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

This is a video of our first batch of babies for this year.

Fogponic cloner box

Posted by Nika On March - 7 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

This is my homemade DIY fogponic cloner box.

Fogponic microgreens

Posted by Nika On March - 6 - 20131 COMMENT

I have been devising a way to grow microgreens in large quantities using fogponics. This is a video that shows how nicely that is going.

Bucket Fogponics

Posted by Nika On March - 5 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Bucket fogponics

This is a Home Depot paint bucket w 2 gallons of nutrient solution in the bottom. An ultrasonic fogger is floating in the solution sending nutrient fog up to the roots of these plants suspended above the solution. The plants are growing like crazy.

About Me

We are a family of 5, including Nika, Ed, Q (14), KD (7), and Baby Oh (4). We garden 1024 square feet of raised beds plus assorted permacultural plantings. We also have 13 LaMancha dairy goats, 40 chickens, and one guard llama.



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