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April 01, 2011

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Jeleryl Comisky

Wow, the kids are so active in garden work. In the future, they might become the next great botanists or agriculturists. Just like the kids in "Little Men", hehe. They have some green blood running through their veins.

Ellen @ Real CA Dairy

Love the rollin' in the dirt photos! Almost makes me want to join them!

SherelleChristensen


Great minds must think alike Misty! Ive already asked David about an outdoor shower several times...but he hasnt been too excited about it yet ;) He is worried about it freezing up etc., but I think it would be awesome! Right now, I strip my kids down and spray them with hose, but Grace is getting a little too big for that...so maybe its time to press David more...LOL!

Sherelle Christensen
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Misty

Love the greenhouse...Someday I want to have one. I will have to come to your house for lessons though.

Here is a new project for you (after seeing all of that dirt). You should have your hubby build an outdoor shower with warm water. Then you can have the kids remove most of the dirt before they enter house and head for the "real" shower. Wouldn't that be awesome! Probably some days it would be easiest to stick them in that clothes, shoes, and all! ;0)

GinnaG

Thanks Sherelle, I knew about Diatomaceous earth but had not thought to use it this way. Great idea. I will check out the link and proceed. Thanks for the help and I feel so much better. G

Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

Your photos are beautiful! Enjoy!

SherelleChristensen


Hi Ginna :) First off, I havent really dealt with this exact case, but this is what I would do if it were me: If the dog has continued to use the garden area recently, I would probably get some food grade Diatomaceous Earth (you can read about it here http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/defaq.html) andapply as directed to your garden plot.I think it would help kill any organisms/parasites growing in the soil without any harsh chemicals. If you live in an area with very cold winters, and the dog hasnt been using the area in the winter, I would simply give the soil a good tilling and start fresh...keeping the dog away from the area. I would just be very careful for the first year to wash all of your produce very well before eating. Most any contamination could be avoided by simply washing the produce carefully, so you shouldnt worry too much. I hope this helps :)


Sherelle Christensen
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GinnaG

I have been trying to figure out a worry that I am having about our garden. It's a rather icky situation.
We put in a garden a few years ago and planted it for a year or two. But things were really busy and I didn't make the garden a priority the last 2 years. In the mean time.... our dog decided to "use" the garden for his choice poop area. So I know I should have FENCED in the garden.
But my question is what do I do now? How contaminated is the soil. I know that dogs/cats carry roundworm and I am concerned about that and putting in a garden.
Can't imagine that dog poop is okay in the garden since you can't compost it.
Help... what are your suggestions(besides the fence)for the poop that is in there now. I really don't know of another "true farmer" that I could ask or may know where to send me to look for an answer.
Thanks, any info would be appreciated.

SherelleChristensen


Jeanne...I hope you enjoy your spring break...and find some WARMTH :)

Sherelle Christensen
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JeanneP

What a beautiful bunch of pics! I still can't believe how big the kids are grtting! Sure looks like alot got accomplished today! We are traveling in the RV and tonight it is FREEZING! I have a space heater set up here to warm up a little. It just doesn't feel like spring yet...hopefully as we head another day's drive south...it will warm up a little!

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