Sunday, May 04, 2014

Month Of May

The hulless oats are doing very well.  I sowed a pound of seed so I'll be anxious to see how much I actually harvest.  This didn't take hardly any effort but not sure that it's going to be worth doing again.  Fun experiment though.

The herbs are doing really well this year.  The thyme that I gave the good haircut is closest in the foreground there.  You can see how full it's already gotten. 

The rest in that row are (left to right) oregano, catnip and sage.  Blueberry bushes interspersed between.

The baby broccoli have appeared.  No baby cauliflower yet but hopefully they will not be far behind.  The plants look good.

The snow peas hold hands and begin their ascent of the string trellis.

Lots of salads and hopefully the green onions will be ready soon.  I think the old cold frame is going to need rebuilding soon, but I expected that.  When I rebuild it I think I want to use block (cmu) but at least I found out it needs to go closer to the fence before I make it more permanent. 

We've been having some beautiful, actual spring-like weather since those last storms.  Nature's way of making up I guess.

Zuzu and another one of the hens had developed a right nasty behind, so they got baths yesterday.  The theory of warm water calming a chicken is hypothetical at best and an outright lie at worst.  Her theory was that if she had to take a bath, so did I.  At any rate, we both got clean and feel much better now.


ErinFromIowa said...

I enjoyed this entire post! Do tell us more about your bird bath? Round flat object with stones in it?

JO said...

Seems I missed a few post below the Roadshow tickets.
I love your blood red Azalea. I had a beautiful one up north but gave it away since I can't grow them down here. And the veggie's are looking great. I know you will enjoy your bounty this year.

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! thanks! Okay! I'll do a little post about that.

Hey Jo! thanks! Yes, looks like the garden will do well this year!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the veggie garden tour, Annie. Salads have become our favorite meals and we enjoy them several times a week. It would be great to have this great selection close by. Bathing a chicken seems like as much fun as bathing a cat.

edifice rex said...

Hey Bea! Chickens are not as bad as a cat, simply because a chicken doesn't have claws on the front end! thank goodness!