Everywhere you look here at Turtle Creek something is sprouting…..the garden, flowers, baby birds hatching (nests built all over the place), turtles making tracks…..
Nature has a great way of making creatures and foliage blend together. The turtles are starting to come out here at Turtle Creek Farm….look at this guy he was hard to spot!
When I approached the shed door that contains wood shavings I use for the chicken coop I heard a strange noise. I opened the door to find a teeny tiny little possum! He was calling out for his mom (I thought oh great) Dan placed him in a basket and called our vet’s office, who [...]
During the season of Lent and Easter our Lenten Roses, never fail to pop up even in the snow! It is a sign that spring is on the way. The Lenten Roses (Hellebores) are not actually a rose , but in the buttercup family of plants. Ours originally were given to us by gardener/quilter friend Sue in Atlanta, [...]
The 2012 Third Annual Egg Count Contest winner is (drum roll please…) MAYA AND NYOKO who entered: 2,482 and the actual amount the girls laid in 2012 was: 2,348 Very close indeed, as were so many of the emails and comment section entries — The Girls and I thank everyone. If you leave close by, [...]
ANNUAL EGG COUNT CONTEST—GUESS HOW MANY EGGS WERE LAID IN 2012 Sharpen your pencils, get out that calculator again, the Annual Egg Count Contest is here ! The girls, 17 of them, have been quite busy this past year. If you can guess how many eggs were laid from January thru December you will win a [...]
Our sweet little chicken Fran passed away today. She was so friendly, always came when you called her, loved being held, loved her wings tickled, put up with wearing outfits (remember the knitted cape, Thanksgiving pilgrim..), really loved to eat, an excellent worm-catcher, a good girl all around. We will really miss her. Fran at [...]
The turtles around our Loop Road are coming out to enjoy the sunshine. It nice to see when a car pulls over giving a little turtle time to cross safely. This guy pictured below was starting his climb up our hill to the cabin. (He looks huge, but it was a angle I took the [...]
With spring in bloom around here, the wildflowers and weeds are popping up. Here’s a sampling of colorful delights that were in bloom during a recent walk along one of our trails in the woods that runs aside the creek.
The girls want to thank everybody for entering! They have been busy all night tallying the entries and came up with the Winner…. The total eggs laid 2011 was: 3,973 The winning entry was: Lissandra and Anthony (from Florida) who submitted: 4,029 (just 56 eggs off) CONGRATS! We hope you enjoy the cookbook!
EGG COUNT CONTEST—GUESS HOW MANY EGGS WERE LAID IN 2011 Sharpen your pencils, get out the calculator, the Annual Egg Count Contest is here again! The girls, 23 of them, have been quite busy this past year. If you can guess how many eggs were laid from January thru December you will win the Grand [...]
It is already the start of the holiday season – that only means one thing. We drag out the ladder and shotgun. The ladder is to hang the garland up on the Turtle Creek Sign and the shotgun is for the annual shooting of mistletoe. Mistletoe grows on hardwood trees at least 75′ up. The [...]
We have renovated our landscaping here at Turtle Creek with the help of My Personal Gardener, as family owned and operated company with a great eye for detail. Next up is painters for the outside porches.
The sunflowers Dan planted are reaching for the sky! They are all shapes and sizes…we have been giving bouquets away and still have enough for the birds to enjoy the sunflower seeds after the flower has faded.
One way to beat the summer heat – cooling down with “sprinkler/mister”……one of the girls was asking where the pool boy was.
The cutting garden is bursting with color…here are some of the zinnias. They range in color and size from large blooms to teeny thumbelinas. Even the buds are beautiful.
The garden starting to grow more and more each day – in spite of our heat wave. Heirloom tomatoes, squash, zucchini, snow peas, butter crunch lettuce & peppers are up now. Dan will be planting a variety of pumpkins seeds this week for the fall. It will be our first attempt to grow pumpkins (stay [...]
The hummingbirds are zooming all over here. Are they out in your area too? We have feeders on the porches and by the kitchen window that have to be refilled all the time. They fly so fast we have to duck while on the porch if you happen to be in the path. They love our [...]
We are happy to report that Fran is doing so much better! She actually has shown a great deal of improvement from the antibiotics. You can see from this photo that her tail is “up “ like it used to be, she still looks like she is wearing a full diaper …but she can work [...]
Our poor little Fran is not feeling well. You may remember her, she posed in a pilgrims outfit for Thanksgiving. She is a sweet and super friendly. The Saturday before we left for our trip we noticed that her stomach seemed bloated….we feared that she was egg-bound (having trouble passing an egg – This is [...]
GUESS HOW MANY EGGS WERE LAID IN 2010 The “girls” started laying eggs in July and have been busy……so if you can guess how many eggs were laid from July thru December you will win the Grand Prize: Chicken Alarm Clock (sure to annoy those around you with the crowing alarm). Just enter your guess [...]