I planted a bunch of new things last weekend. With all the rain coming in, I hope we'll see plenty of new babies next week!
The fireplace wall stays REALLY HOT over the summer months, so I'm hoping to get some things growing here that will like heat. There were sunflowers and amaranth that self-sewed in this area last year, so I threw in some Sunflowers for height, some herbs, nasturtiums, and even some strawberries and my new strawberry spinach in this area. Here's hoping!
Spring!! So many beautiful growing beauties right now!
Jonafree apple blossoms
Elderberries--can't wait to see these in bloom!
Azalea! Although I think the rain will demolish these completely this week.
The mint under my azalea is getting taller quickly! It'll be up through the chicken wire soon (Hopefully my chickens will understand that chicken wire is to keep them OUT of my herb garden, not IN. Silly birds.)
Greens! There are some serious salads to be had.
Tomatoes! I got about a dozen of these in the ground, and I'll give a few more away, and hopefully get some more planted this week. So much to be done!
I planted cucumbers and yellow squash in the dark while listening to turkeys gobble off in the distance. Life is good. :)
Of course, I never can resist taking pictures of the sky.
Annnnd last, but not least, the chickens helping me clean out the hydrangeas. :D Need to do some more trimming.
I'm on pins and needles waiting for the weather to stay warm enough to get more plants into the ground. In the meantime, I keep taking pictures of my beautiful seedlings! And, of course, our new ducklings. I'll take more photos this weekend, they grow SO quickly!
Our precious Fiona! She's our oldest, and sadly getting up in years--especially with all her extra running around the farm, she's getting fairly rickety. I'm making sure to spend lots of extra time with her these days. She's honestly REALLY ANNOYING, but she loves us, we can say that for most of the creatures we love at times, eh?
It's no secret that I love a good sunset, sunrise, cloud, raindrop...okay, I love the sky and weather, and documenting the colors! I took this out our bedroom window this week. I just LOVE our treeline.
Duggins Castle Journal: 4.3.17
Today we increase our duck collection by six! The hatchery closes at 5, so instead of taking off early to procure our new minions, Celia and Grandpa went to fetch them for us.
Texting ensued. :)
We chose Indian Runner Ducks, because they're supposed to be wonderful little bug- and snail-munching creatures. They'll spend a lot of their days in the garden when they get a little bigger.