Friday, May 28, 2010
Around The Homestead
The acre garden is L shaped. Yesterday, which happened to be the hottest day of the week William decided we needed to go work it.
Another picture of the beans and potatoes. You can see a little of the rest of the L in the background.
William tilled between the rows while I went behind him hoeing dirt up around the plants and pulling weeds the tiller didn't get. This is 3 rows of tomatoes, 2 of cucumbers, 3 of squash, 2 of broccoli and2 of broussel sprouts You can see the L shape of the garden from this picture. The top right the garden goes on up to make a big L. Believe me after working and sweating I can verify its a BIG L! LOLAnd Rusty was right there taking every step with me. I had to make sure and take lots of water breaks so he wouldn't get too hot. He refused to sit in the shade and wait on me.
This is Mrs. Gray and Mr. Black. They get to live and run around in the teen chick pen instead of being in a rabbit hutch. The only problem is the chicks like to steal their apple slices so I have to hand feed them so they can get their treat.
This is Pandora a chocolate English Angora. She is a sweetheart and hopefully will be getting her hair trimmed today if the rain stops.
This is Ms. Porky. She got her name because she eats all the time and will eat anything. At each feeding I give the rabbits their rabbit pellets, a slice of whole wheat bread, and either a slice of apple or lettuce or cabbage. As you can see Ms. Porky ate the bread first.
Wizard walks right along with me as I fill the chicks 5 feeding trays.
Then he enjoys eating out of the feeding bucket while I crumble up bread for him and the rest of the crew.