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Gardening with your children.

Gardening with your children.

We've been enjoying this freakish stretch of warm weather and just couldn't resisit getting out into the garden this weekend.  We have decided to give our youngest daughter, Jane her own vegetable plot to plant her very own garden in.   This is a great way to help your children feel invested in their own food production.  We asked her what she wanted to plant and then ordered seeds for her.  It is a little early to put plants in the ground but frost tolerant vegies such as peas can be direct sowed as soon as the ground is workable.  We also noticed that the garlic bulbs we planted last fall are sending up green shoots in all this warmth!  See this LINK for the video we did on that!  Enjoy the warm weather!

Skin Cancer Screening at Mid Coast Hospital - May 12, 2012

Skin Cancer Screening at Mid Coast Hospital - May 12, 2012

 

Mid Coast Hospital is hosting a FREE skin cancer screening on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Board Certified Dermatologist Helge Riemann, MD will join Nancy Egan, MD, Susan Leveille, NP, and Mary Mraz, NP, (both Nurse Practitioners specializing in Dermatology) to provide their services in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society. The screening will take place in the Surgical Suites at 121 Medical Center Drive, the medical office building attached to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with more than 1 million new cases reported every year.  Consider registering for this screening if:

Chicken Hatch Part 6

Chicken Hatch Part 6

We have moved our chicken family from the box in the garage to a coop outside.  This is a big move for them since it is a little cooler out there but they are handling it quite well.  I made this move because the chicks are now out of danger and Mama needed to get OUT!  She was back on her feet in a few days and was digging and scratching in the litter and making a bit of a mess!  I made them a little coop that is very secure at night and then placed this coop right in front of the entrance to the meat bird coop.  This gives them a protected yard or run in which to excercise!  It is such a pleasure to see the chicks out on grass, pecking, exploring and following Mama around!  They pretty much do whatever she does.  If she shows interest in something so do they!   At night they all go in the coop and the chicks go back under Mama to stay warm.  I check on them and close them up so they are safe!

Chicken Hatch Part 4

It's official!  All the remaining eggs are viable!  We re-candled to be sure!  In one week the chics will arrive!

Chicken Hatch Part 3

I was wrong about the eggs!  They are viable!  Yahoo!  Only thing is I had to crack one open to find out... and it had an embryo inside!  I felt terrible since basically I killed it.  I know that all the eggs looked the same so I'm going to press onward with the eggs she has under her and see what happens.  We've got about two weeks to go!