Monday, June 7, 2010
There are a bunch of quail in my sister's ever expanding incubator. The first one is pipping out, probably tonight. By tomorrow we will probably have a bunch of quail. I don't even have a vague idea of how to take care of them, but will soon figure it out.
There are 60 chicken eggs in the incubator at this time. Since we decided that 15 is the limit for one Mama Hen (otherwise the little ones get suffocated) we are trying to train a couple of other Mama's. One is working out nicely and I'm looking for another little house and have the next Mama picked out.
We ended up with over a hundred tomato plants. Thanks to all who took my extras. They were overwhelming. We also have in onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, 27 varieties of melons, beans, peas, radish and lettuce and will be planting corn soon.
The raspberries are just ripening up and the kids have been on the strawberry hunt for days now. I have little bunches of strawberries all over the place, and if you hunt, you can find some. It is a lot of fun.
The guys have been working like madmen on a road realignment project and a big house foundation, but they have shoved a couple of things in around here. Fence fixing is ongoing and we did a lot of work on our pool. It is quite old and needs work - always. We pressure washed, drained and painted the pool and shortly they will convert an old, non-working hot tub that was attached into a kids pool. By the way, that was a royal we.... I really didn't help at all. My sister is the ramrod of that project and boy am I glad it is almost done :) It will be more efficient, safer and a lot cuter than anything I could come up with.
Hope everyone has their garden in. We are working hard in ours. Everything is popping up and growing like crazy. I can't wait for tomatoes!
Showing off a beautiful granddaughter!
This is the "chicken salad" Different seeds planted in these old raised beds and as they grow, the chickens can eat the greens, but the plants live. It is working really well.
A little repair work on the step.
I am really not helping.... just checking it out.
Patching and painting are not my thing at all.
I really admire anyone who can do this type of work and I WISELY married someone who is great at it. Twenty nine years and counting!
This mess will become a neat kids pool with some gravel, some concrete, some paint and some tile.
Be healthy and well