Hello and welcome!
Tuesday afternoon the sun came out and the weather warmed up. It was a good day to move the chicks to the farm.
My husband had set up this small, temporary enclosure near the coop. The sides are made with 24-inch chicken wire to keep the chicks in and then netting is put over the top to keep overhead predators out.
He gave them food and water and left the crate in case they needed shelter.
They seemed happy.
He also sectioned off a small area inside the coop for them to spend their nights. (I didn’t get a picture of that.)
Ranger (on the other side of the pen) was quite curious about them. I’m sure he still does not realize that these critters will grow into chickens like the ones that roam around the farm. After being told to leave the babies alone and that he could not get in their enclosure he decided to move on.
He knew there was a rabbit hiding in the rock pile, so he spent a lot of the afternoon trying to flush that bunny.
Despite his best efforts the rabbit stayed put.
The cabbage seedlings that my husband started a few weeks back are doing well. Since it’s too early for planting we put them in bigger pots and then put them in the small hoop house my husband set up (sorry I didn’t get a picture of the hoop house).
Other seedlings were started a bit later than the cabbage but are most, if not all, have sprouted.
They include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, parsley, petunias and believe it or not stinging nettle. I have been trying to establish a stinging nettle bed for some years now but for some reason the few plants I have do not spread. This year I purchased some seed and will start a bed in a new location. If you think I’ve lost my mind you can check out this article which explains both the nutritional and medicinal benefits of nettle. They are a very healthy herb.
These seedlings will remain in the house for a while yet while they continue to grow and temperatures continue to warm up.
I did a bit of clean up in the prayer garden on Tuesday. Our daffodils and other flowers are taking their time. No flowers yet, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. We often get late spring frosts and freezes which can be detrimental to anything that flowers early.
While I am awaiting the first blooms of spring, I am thrilled that the geranium that I over-wintered in my living room has begun to blossom.
Its bright pink flowers make me smile.
Thanks for visiting.