Monday, May 25, 2009

Sweet Scents

This weekend was a great weekend to be outside. The flowering trees around the farm were in bloom. The lilac, apple, and the crab apple trees.
The first of the Irises started to bloom too.
Friday, my Mom and I got the rest of the vegetable garden planted. We put in snap peas, peas, green beans, yellow wax beans, purple beans, carrots, purple carrots, golden beets, peppers, red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, sunflowers, cucumbers, summer squash, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, lettuce, and spinach.
Chickens... A couple days ago I was saying they were doing so well. This weekend we lost one of our hens by a dog we were dog-sitting. They were in their yard when we let the dog out. But she noticed the chickens and barrelled through the fence and killed one. I was able to stop her before she got to any of the other chickens. It was very sad. We can't blame the dog, since she was in different surroundings and suddenly seeing tasty chickens excited her.
The other thing is one of the hens is laying a secret egg a day somewhere other than the nesting boxes. Luckily we know where her secret nest is and we just collect it when we go on the egg collecting rounds.
And the sheep got sheared on Sunday. Hurray! I'll put up some pictures soon of their new haircuts.


Red Clover said...

Beautiful pictures!!! How exciting. I love seeing peoples yards, flowers, etc. It's getting to know something about them in a nice way.

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

So good to catch up with you! What beautiful pictures! And yummy doughnuts! How great for the FFA to show their appreciation...sure wish we would get doughnuts! LOL