I got the strawberry rows finished a day or so ago. Still have to put mulch on the outside of the newly planted row (on the left of the picture above) but I want to wait about a week in which I'll till up the area two or three more times to convince the sod that I am not going to allow it to grow into the cultivated area.
Papa Pea reports that these mornings when he lets the poultry out the ducks and chickens zoom right past the food dishes he puts out. They all know there is food in the pond or pasture that is more desirable this time of year than the stuff we offer. Mmmm, bugs, tadpoles, grubs, worms, green grass! Yum!
When the sun hits this area at the edge of the copse of trees in the pasture, the chickens love to take dust baths in the area they've made into their own private spa.
I tried to get closer to show the hens all congregated farther back in, but Mr. Roo got a little nervous. He gave me a questioning eye saying, "Ummm, lady, can't you see we're trying to take baths here?"
I live with my husband on a small homestead in Northeastern Minnesota. Our daughter (Beyond the Fork in the Road) currently lives in a small cabin in the woods not too far from us.
Our place is located outside a small tourist town and a two and a half hour's drive from the nearest big city. Trips to the city are infrequent, well-planned, and exhausting!
We currently raise chickens and have hives of honey bees. Raising some of our meat and most of our fruits and vegetables is a priority for us; so, along with our birds for meat and eggs, we have fruit trees, berry patches and a huge vegetable garden.
Quilting is my passion, and I could happily spend each day in my quilt studio if I weren't happily spending each day out in the garden. Good thing we have winters up here; Mother Nature helps keep my life balanced.
Home and Household Manager (Highly-Skilled Domestic Engineer)
Wife of Retired School Teacher (I Really Enjoy Having Him Home)
Mother of Grown Child (I Am So Proud of Her)
Fanatic Gardener (So Many Seeds, So Little Summer)