Look! Grandpa finished relocating the chicken coop! He also designed and built their new run. Lots more space for the hens to scratch and eat bugs and no more bumping our heads when we go in to clean and change their water!
Everything is sealed up tight. I even washed the windows! 🐔
Measuring and leveling work:
We love Italian Parsley. Your mom and dad are not fans but we are. And so are the chickens! I preserved a couple of parsley rolls today and threw the “extras” for the chickens to enjoy.
October brought west coast family visits to the east coast. Lots of good and sweet moments. Granny brought some of papa’s ashes and she spread a bit around the new apple tree while we nourished our spirits with lots of love.
So grateful for your help pulling the corn and sunflower stalks this past weekend. We have set aside the corn stalks to dry out for your fall decorations and the sunflowers and zinnias are drying as well so we can plant many more seeds next spring!
Grandpa Frank helped prepare the beds for our garlic plantings. Over 100 soft neck variety cloves planted today and we are awaiting the “Music” hard neck garlic cloves ordered from Oregon so we can tuck them away before the winter cold arrives.
Filled with gratitude for these moments and time with family.
Mother Nature provides many gifts in spite of her challenges. Sending strength and goodwill to everyone affected by the recent hurricanes.
We had a thunderstorm here in Maryland last week. The corn we planted was nearly sideways. I tried to help it with a few stakes and twine. I think the roots did not have a deep enough space to hold on to in the planting bed.
We’ll see; there are still some promising silks with cobs beginning to form.
The sunflowers always bring so much joy.
The bumblebees were very content!
and the zinnias are reaching out and showing the beginnings of color.
I tended to the spindly tomato bed and used the space there as well as the freed up space in the basil bed for some frost-hardy broccoli and cabbage starts. Fingers crossed!
Even though the tomato plants were not as strong this season, we have been enjoying the bounty. Hopefully these will ripen nicely inside.
After a couple of hours working in your garden, I called you out to see what I found under the grass mulch:
That’s a first for me! Purple is my favorite color! Maybe you can do a google search to find out why these mushrooms are purple!
Before venturing out with you to gather your school supplies, I dug in the ground a bit. We wanted to mulch our newly planted fruit trees and I thought what better material than all of the bunches of cut grass!
Look what I found! Yikes!
Nature is an amazing gift!