Chickens and the garden
on Apr 20, 2012, Updated Sep 11, 2020
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I haven’t figured out which breeds are which yet. That is on my to-do list.
Our tulips are finally blooming in pink, red, and yellow. I adore having fresh flowers in the yard to bring inside. I hope to have fresh home-grown flowers in my house 8 months out of the year one day.
Speaking of flowers, I love dandelions! I think they are little pops of sunshine, and we wouldn’t have any grass in the yard without them. Such a pretty weed-patch of a yard, isn’t it?
I can remember picking scads of wild flower bouquets for my mom; it is so fun to be on the receiving end now.
And our apple tree is just starting to bloom. I noticed the first open flowers this morning. The honey bees seemed to have taken note too. Can you see the bee?
Here is the cold hearty vegetable garden that I told you all about earlier. It’s slowly growing. It’s been snowed on 3 times and had some really heavy frost a few mornings. The swiss chard didn’t make it and the beets are struggling, but I don’t account either of those losses to the cold. I think they needed more water. I have tons of mint coming up. What do you do with fresh mint besides smell it?
Lettuce, garlic, and spinach
Well there you have it, a look at what is growing around here: chickens, flowers, apples, and vegetables (and babies, but they aren’t pictured).
Happy weekend, all. Thomas is taking a crew of rowdy Scouts camping and I haven’t decided what to do in his absence. Any ideas?
Thanks for stopping by.