Roadrunner Alert!

I was so excited to see roadrunners in our yard this summer. Our land is completely fenced, and I wasn’t sure if it would keep them out. Nope. They easily hop to the top of the field fencing. They are fun to watch catching bugs, but they won’t let me get close for a photo. I had to take this one from a window. -Jen

Meep meep!

Meep meep!

Since this photo was taken, we dug up the grass, covered the lot in horse manure, planted lots of garlic and covered with straw and spent hay. We’ll harvest the garlic in July.

Tree mulching new garlic beds

Tree mulching new garlic beds

All planted! Our plan is to replace all of the kentucky blue grass with edible and medicinal gardens.

All planted! Our plan is to replace all of the kentucky blue grass (which is a water hog and inappropriate for our climate) with edible and medicinal gardens.

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4 Responses to Roadrunner Alert!

  1. ~Crystal~ says:

    I just found your blog and am enjoying it. We are also slowly converting our lawn. We live in the North Valley – just a little ways up from you. Happy2009 steading!

  2. Hi Crystal. I’m tempted to leave a little bit of the grass beneath our giant 50 year old mulberry tree because it’s so nice and cool to lie in the summer. – Tree

  3. LEX says:

    Can I come over please?

  4. Heya, Lex, come on over. But you can’t have my roadrunner! Jen

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