Well it's been quite a while since I've posted anything here at the yardstead. Kathleen and I have been very busy and just haven't taken the time to post. We had a good productive spring. We grew a bunch of sqush and zuchinni as usual, along with a few new varieties. This year we tried some seminole pumpkins and cuban squash. Both were very prolific, but we haven't given them the taste test yet. We also added 9 new young hens and 1 rooster in with our mature birds. We were down to 3 laying hens and one rooster due to a dog attack earlier in the year. We still only have three hens laying, but the new additions may start laying by the end of the summer. Lots of other things are growing great and we will be posting some updates (along with pictures) on our fruit trees. Our bamboos are doing great as well as Kathleens water chestnut. Anyway, stay tuned for some updates of our doings over the spring. I will be adding some new pics to the gallery this week as well. You can click on any of the pictures in the gallery to see a detailed view and description, or watch a slide show. Feel free to leave us a comment anytime, we like hearing from you.