Yesterday we added four new chickens to our flock. They are 10 weeks old, 2 Easter Eggers & a silver-laced Wyandotte & a gold-laced Wyandotte. While we have 5 other chickens, only one is laying regularly, and two others sporadically. We’ll be glad when these girls start laying.
The garden is growing well with the rain we’ve had in June after a dry May. Squash plants are starting to take off, the broccoli, kale & cabbages are getting big. We’ve had a few early strawberries.
First planting of peas didn’t germinate well, so the rest were started much later. Corn is about a foot tall. The lettuce row in the back is a bit out of control as the cold frame greens go to seed. I’ll need to get in there soon and clear out and do another planting.
Pototoes have been hilled up. I have melons under the hoop frame and sweet potato slips under the other row cover.
My early started tomatoes are blooming and setting fruit. The later planting are starting to get more established.
Some peppers actually set fruit before I transplanted them out this year. We may have some hot peppers soon.
So far I’m liking the results of my experiment with plastic mulch and straw in the paths. Everything is growing well and seems to be much more weed-free.