We have a new woofer, Sandra, who is helping landscape our entrance from the street. Sandra is from Stuttgart in Germany, and is a delight to have around the house.
This gives me time to do some much needed weeding in the vegetable garden!
Last night we hosted 11 members of the Garden Club to a "Lavender Social" and garden tour. I have to say this is the best the garden has ever looked.
We have been concentrating on putting in vines along the fence line too. It is lovely to have a new winery almost next door, but we need to redevelop our privacy screening.
There are lots of lettuce, spinach and herb leaves now to pick for really tasty fresh green salads
Noticed our first few beans breaking through the ground tonight, both bush and pole beans..... finally!
About 3 weeks ago we took delivery of 30 day-old Red Rock Cross chicks from Rochester Hatchery. For just over 2 weeks, they lived in our TV room! At the end of that time they had started to peek out of the box, and Matthew was afraid they would start demanding the remote control, so they moved out to the garden shed. They grow so fast. We now have 5 chicks left. The other 25 have been sold to new homes, and as a result we have covered the costs of our little venture!
These are definitely layers. We have thought about breeding meat birds, but the killing and eviscerating stops me cold! It is very difficult to even get a service to come in and do the work, since regulations tightened up a few years ago. It is becoming more and more difficult to be self-sustaining, from the meat perspective.