Monday, June 14, 2010
Pictures of the Garden
I haven't posted any pictures for awhile of the garden.
It is hard to find a view that shows up really well
in the camera. Things are growing quite nicely.
We have been picking peppers and having them for
breakfast each morning. The tomatoes are loaded
with tiny green tomatoes. I finally have blooms on
the cantaloupe and on the zucchini.
I planted more sunflower seeds today. I planted
Giant Mammoth. I don't usually plant that variety
but I thought the sunflower house need some bigger
sunflowers for the posts. I plant sunflowers because
I read once that sunflower honey is gourmet and that was
what I wanted.
The pumpkins are up I am so glad, I think I get more excited
about pumpkins than anything else. I really enjoyed them in
fall decorating last year.
I had a shock today. I have a black Silkie that I thought was a hen.
He is the bearded kind and I have been cuddling him/her and it comes
up and wants to be held. I went out to do some chicken shuffling,
when all of a sudden he crowed. I couldn't believe it. Then he did it
again to make sure I was paying attention. So I have 3 Silkie roosters
and a Mille Fleur rooster. Too many roosters! Now I have to decide
who stays and who goes. I still have my white Silkie hen I think black
and white chicks would be wonderful. But of course that would be more
chickens and I don't know if my family is real wild about more chickens right
now. I need to expand and I don't want to move them out to the pasture because
of the fox problem. It would be hard to rest if knowing that the fox would be
always at the door.
Have a lovely Monday!