I can think of no greater hobby than gardening. One hour of gardening burns over 200 calories. It is my most favorite thing to do. I think about it daily and try to plan time to get out there. Q and I have been putting in seeds and cleaning more planters.
I am changing more of my planters over to food production. I will have squash and pumpkins roaming in with other perennials. I have seen so many photos of seeds started in egg shells on blogs so I started some Armenian cucumbers in shells this morning.
I went to the nursery this week but bought only seeds and two blueberry bushes again choosing, though it is hard, to spend my gardening money on food producing plants this year. At least for the most part. This week I put in peas, parsley, bok choy, more lettuce and chard. I am going to try and get some more beets in today before it rains.
My girls have laid two eggs a day for the last week. Good girls. They have been helping me in the planters. I have been raking and clearing out as they come in to scratch and till the soil. I so want to add another chick this year but I think I am crazy. How will I pass the chicks at the feed store? HOW? I just gave two away last year. I love raising them though and now I feel so much more confident after having been through the first year. Now they are so easy. I literally just let them out in the morning and give them some fresh water and put them in at night. I clean the hen house a couple times a week and that is just using my little rake to clean the poop up. About once a week I add in some shavings. So much reward for so little effort. Thank goodness we have them fenced in now, it has made them so easy to care for and they still enjoy rambles in the garden but for much shorter periods of time.
To all my friends back east, stay safe. If you want to watch the progression of the storm there is a great blog that has a webcam on her chicken coop and you can see the snow is already falling. She is outside of Boston.
Make sure to click on the barn cams so you can see all the silly chickens inside. Q loves to see them every day and what they are up to.Sharing with:
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