Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Garden, Trees, Chickens, Eggs

  Concord grapes starting to bloom. If you look closely, you can see the grape buds.
 
 Another shot of the grape vine!
 
 I had so much trouble keeping things alive in this tipsy turvy pots. Strawberries were growing in them, but birds and the chickens have eaten them all. Don't laugh, but these were weed flowers from the yard. The grow in large bunches. I pulled up the bunches and stuck them in the pots. They are actually quite pretty. I figured if they died, there were always many more bunches of them in the yard to replace these with.
 
 This is one of the blueberry trees...full of blooms.
 
This is another blueberry tree on the side of the house.
 
 Russets and Irishes growing well.
 
 Sweets blooming and growing strong.
 
 Pomegranate tree growing in front yard.
 
  Two of five of the raised beds. Cabbage and corn in the front. (No, I did not plant it like that. My neighbor's toddler rearranged it all for me when she played in the bed.) Some cucumbers in the middle section and garlic and onions at the back. In the back bed is some more garlic and onion and some zucchini and squash plants.
 
One of the gourd luffas planted in the woods.
 
A second gourd luffa planted at another location.
 
These are the two leghorn chicks.
 
 A better picture of the leghorn chicks.
 
 Egg collection for one day. The buff did not lay an egg the day these were collected. I know each chicken's egg. The only two I do not know apart are the blue-green colored eggs. These are from the brownish Americauna chickens. The gray colored Americauna lay the drab green egg at the back right.
 
 This is how we organize the eggs. The eggs are dated to use the oldest ones first. We place them top down in the carton.

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