The other day I was walking through the yard headed for the barns when I saw a little movement in the grass. All of a sudden, in front of me and to my right and left, I was quickly surrounded by five escaping baby bunnies while a frantic mother rabbit looked on. I know she was screeching to them “Beware of the #CrazyChickenMan!” Rabbits do screech and to be honest, it scared me a little. Did they want revenge for that Glenn Close scene in the movie Fatal Attraction? Were they still a little upset with me because I (unsuccessfully) set a trap for them last year after they started eating the lettuce, beets, and carrots? Still, these worries didn’t stop me from grabbing my camera and snapping a few photos for you. Pretty cute, huh?
For the past two years, a mother rabbit has chosen a site right smack in the middle of the backyard to make a nest to have her babies. They grow up quickly and move on but it’s not the smartest of places to raise a family. We have a lot of hawks flying around and I’ve seen them swoop up a bird in a quick second so I know these little cute furry creatures will have a challenge ahead of them to survive. That’s why I can’t let the chickens out unsupervised. I fear they would be some lucky hawk’s dinner if I did.
Speaking of chickens, meet Daisy. She’s a Cream Crested Legbar and she will lay blue eggs. She’s my favorite but please don’t tell the other girls! You’ll get to meet them all soon when I launch live streaming HD video of the girls in the coop and in the run. I’m still in contract negotiations with them (a few are being real divas) but I think we’ll have it all ironed out soon.
I forgot to share a finished photo of the garden cottage. I had asked for your help deciding a color and you overwhelmingly chose Barn Red. Don’t you think it looks perfect in the garden? From left to right, the first 3 windows are the potting area and the last window is the chicken coop.
Inside, everything is nicely organized. We also have easy access to the nesting boxes and the gravity feeder that supplies feed inside the coop.
Strawberries will be plentiful this year!
We’ve been enjoying lettuce a few weeks now. It’s almost too pretty to pick!
Soon, there will be a second crop of lettuce. It’s amazing to see what those teeny-tiny seeds produce.
Remember the potatoes we planted a couple of weeks ago? Well, if this is any indication, I think we’re in for an amazing crop this year.
Blueberry blossoms signal plump blueberries are a few weeks away.
A faded apple blossom reveals a tiny apple that will continue to grow for several more months before we can pick.
So that’s what’s going on around here. How does your garden grow?