(and at the end of my post, is a little video of my girls. If you listen carefully, you can hear my voice ~ what do you think of that?)
I love vegetable gardening! I cannot wait to get the keys to Villa Maria at the end of this month and then I can start to build & prepare a new vegie garden [ with the help and muscle of dutch husband of course!] but for now, I lovingly tend the garden of Inglewood. which is a beautiful thing to do, don't get me wrong. just it is time to move on and my spirit is that of an impatient person.
I watered the vegie garden early this morning.. my swedes are just poking their little leaves up out of the ground ~ peas still not to be seen and the leeks are starting to stand up
but the blackbird has discovered that he can fit through the wire and caused havoc among my beetroot seedlings.. not sure what I can do about that.. maybe lay some twigs across the ground around my plants?
[today, dutch husband & I cleaned out the hen house & yard. I raked up all the spent leaves & vegie scraps from the past week. And I washed the chandelier. Joe cleaned out the nesting boxes and replaced all the straw with nice clean bedding]
I harvested my comfrey that i have growing along the fence and gave the girls a big pile of it.. very good for them.
[the hen house, by the way, is known as Villa Eggplant from now on]..
it is not connected to electricity, it is more to make the room pretty. because we all know that chooks love pretty things... and of course, this is not an egg production hen house where they need light 24hours a day to produce. oh no! this is more like a retirement house for old hens.. because most of my hens are elderly [I guess we could call them crones].. sadly one of my little bantams died just last week.. about 8yrs of age.
and the little home movie from Villa Eggplant:
(let it load first, then watch it.. you can hear dutch husbands voice as well!)