This is how to keep 27 chickens happy. Break out the rototiller for a quick evening pass before putting in the gardens. Nothing will bring a hen running like freshly turned soil.
Buff Orpington's one of the sweetest breed of chickens we've had. Although the chicken warden has insisted that we try some other varieties so on our way to pick up the "package" (AKA Tyler) we are stopping to pick up some hatchlings in Ohio. I'm wondering what 8 hours of cheap cheap cheap is going to be like.
I think until the end of time this garden will be known as "Freida's Garden". We still have her red Currant Bush at one end. Josh decided we needed to have raised beds again. I'm not going to complain. Our first bed is shallots, the next garlic and this one under the remay is beets, chard and basil.
Wouldn't you know tonight we had a tornado watch so we added some "hold it down gates" before retiring for the night.