The start of another week. We got a couple small rains in the last couple days so everything garden wise is happy. It is still hot and sticky and just a few degrees cooler makes a huge difference sometimes. I gathered carrot seeds before the rains and put them in brown paper sacks to dry. I now have enough Danvers carrot seeds to plant about a bajillion acres. I will let them dry for a couple weeks more in the bags and then separate them out. More seeds for the freezer. I tell you as hard as it is to find seeds for some things I am thankful for my habit of saving seeds over the last few decades. They have come in handy.
We also have been having some unrest in the chicken yard. We ordered the last chickens through Tractor Supply and the hatchery shipped them directly to us. We ordered a 10 pack of brown egg layers. While we have been happy with the chickens the yellow and white hen pictured above was not a good breed for us. Out of the 10 we had four of these and they are just hateful. So with a hen with baby chicks and a duck hen trying to set we did not need hens that do not play well with others. So you know what happens to the mean girls. They go into mason jars and become soup/dumplings and anything else I am in the mood for. We have plenty of eggs and maybe will keep any chicks that end up being hens. Let this be a lesson to any mean girls on here. Lol
Anyway we are looking forward to a busy but laid back week. The purple hulls are really close but we are taking a little time to catch up on some weeding and mowing for a couple days. The green beans are blooming again too. I pulled up 2 zucchini and a squash. They were starting to look ratty and slow down in production. We also have lots of stuff back there collecting and need to start another couple compost piles cooking with it.
I go to the doctor next week and possibly have surgery so I need to wrap up as much as possible this week before my appointment next Tuesday. Never any rest for the wicked!
Everyone have a safe week and stay cool.
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