|BOxBR hen about 4 years old|
I tried to get lots of chicks hatched in January so they would start laying by July and August to take up the slack but luck wasn't with me.
|hello baby tarantula|
I disturbed a baby tarantula hiding in the manure pile when I was getting some for the garden.
Some people pick them up but not me, scooped it out with a stick and let it go.
|pretty pink Four O'Clock flower|
I didn't think that sunflower was going to make it. It was real puny for a long time. Even now it's only a couple of feet tall. Just tells you how bad the soil is.
|tomato jungle, that's my shirt!|
Some of the tomato plants are really getting their second wind with cooler weather and a little rain. Even a bit jungly out there. That's my shirt, looking towards my feet in the lower right corner of the picture.
|cherry tomatoes and mini bell peppers|
I picked produce in a drizzle this morning, getting ready for the farmer's market tomorrow.
The carrots that I planted a bit later are doing much better than the first batch. They got some potash fertilizer along with more water.I also redug those beds and sunk them into the ground.The carrots are growing a lot faster than in the older raised bed.
Tinkerbelle is a really sweet cat. She's funny, Lil' Bit is loud and noisy but Tink doesn't really meow, she just makes funny little squeaky sounds.
|The back garden|
The back garden, you can see all the weeds trees around the patio and invading it. The will be a winter job, getting the cut and dug out of the way.
You can't see the house because of all the squash vines. It is very dark and shady under there!
Then some beds of rainbow carrots. They have been a lot of fun to grow, with all the different colors.
|back garden another view|
The beets seedlings I transplanted are doing well. They are covered with fine netting to keep bugs and birds out of them.
The kale transplants are doing well and the French Breakfast radishes have sprouted.
These are under an old screen door and a really old piece of shade cloth. Soon to be replaced by fine netting.
|luffa and pumpkin vines|
At Mom's house the Luffa and Jack Be Little pumpkin vines are really taking off. By the end of summer they will probably completely cover the front of the barn. I love the cheery look of the lemon yellow luffa blossoms.
|bumble bee in a luffa blossom|
The bumble bees like them too!