We have a few chickens this year and they seem to be very , very happy in their new home. We have never raised chickens before, so this is something really new for us. It has been a chore to keep the foxes away and boy ...do we have foxes! The added side benefit from the chickens is all the great poop that makes wonderful composted fertilizer. Our eggs are a huge jumbo size that barely fit in the egg carton. They taste so fresh and the yolks are so creamy when boiled..yum!
I get a kick out the funny shapes we get sometimes..the one on the right looks like a torpedo ;-)
Also started our blueberry picking this weekend. Early morning is the best time to pick. Our bushes are hanging heavy with fruit this year...the bees certainly have done their pollinating job this year. Some were the size of quarters and all so sweet. I smell Blueberry pie!!
Our radishes benefitted from our compost..some are the size of lemons. So crunchy and just enough spicy tang to them.
Our summer squash almost got too big before I got to pick them..saute them in a little olive oil with some onion and garlic.....so good. Our heads of garlic are a good size also this year.
So it seems all of my diligent , hard work of planting, weeding and watering is paying off big time. As you can see I have been blessed with a huge green thummmmmmmm,,kkjhfhgttjjjhdh.
So sorry for the typos......seems my nose just grew about 17 inches and is hitting the keyboard.
Ok...so I didn't grow any squash or radishes and I don't know anything about planting blueberry bushes. My sister-in-law in New York raises the chickens and that's her summer squash. The radishes I bought at a farmers market for $1.00 along with the garlic. I did handpick the berries at a fruit farm (surely that counts for something).
But HEY.......those two tomato's did come from my pitiful little 4 tomato/4 squash plot! Seems our intentions were good but we just never got around to planting the garden of our dreams. We would like to thank all those gardeners who have planted and worked their fields so we can benefit...thanks guys!
Until next time...I am off to enjoy some hard boiled eggs and wheat toast for breakfast. Enjoy the day!