Friday, July 29, 2016

Around the Yard

The afternoon was sunny, breezy, and comfortable.  A perfect summer day.
Even the four-legged fur ball enjoyed it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Between the Garden Beds

The chickens spent a long afternoon in the chicken yard yesterday.  The soil is moist and wormy between the garden beds and that's one of the places they love to scratch.  You might see a couple of green tomatoes on the ground, a "gift" to the chickens after they had already pecked them while still part of the plant.

Our girl Bill, the matriarch, didn't care to spend time between the beds.  She preferred a spot in the sun.
The sunflower will show its face soon.
Some of our other sunflowers are starting to peek their faces out too.  In the background is our compost bin.
This lavender plant is one of my favorites.  The bees like it too.

And here is Mr. Honk-Honk, ready for a hike!

Monday, July 18, 2016

July is Flying By

The Red Door Coop chickens are doing well.  They spend the majority of the day in their cozy coop.   In the late afternoon and evening the chickens enjoy an hour or two in the chicken yard.  This morning they were quietly managing all the many tasks of backyard chickens.  The four photos were taken in one minute.  Chickens move fast.

Jim gave us a nice egg this morning.  You can also see the golf ball reminder of where to put the eggs.

Papa Hen repaired the whirligig.  The sails are now sailing.

The garden beside Red Door Coop is looking good.  Buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies visit often.

Honker is getting to know his new bed.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quiet Afternoon

The neighborhood was quiet today.

Eggplant Plant.

Full view of the growing garden.

Chickens are all here except BB who is a late afternoon egg layer and hiding out in a nesting box.

Even Honker is quiet this afternoon after his first trip to the groomer.

Papa Hen Had a Birthday

...and a wiggly puppy.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gardens Grow Chickens Cluck

While we've been working and puppy training, the gardens have been busy growing. 
If you look closely you can see that the whirligig needs sail repairs.  It's been a windy and stormy summer and the poor whirligig suffered.

We planted lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, and a lone sunflower.  There are more sunflowers starting to grow in the front yard.  The front yard also has a lot of weeds-oops.  I will tackle them in the next week.

The chickens are happy cluckers.