Cowboy your tomatoes will certainly be survival of the fittest!
My girls are panting when they are out in the sun too. April and already panting that can't be good. After all the work it can't get to hot until my summer run is ready! And time is the only thing I have to wait on for that to happen, it's all set and ready to grow (pun intended)
I know my Yeta isn't the prettiest chicken, but she sure is the smartest in my flock, she is a one of a kind. I was out working around the yard and garden and we have an infestation of small black flying bugs, not sure what they are except annoying, they fly w/ their back end turned up like a "U". Anyway they are annoying both man and beast, all 17 other chickens either are doing their best to ignore them or run from them, what does Yeta do????? Why eat them of course, nabbing them straight out of the air, she reminds me of the metally challenged people you see in the streets talking to people that only they can see swatting at stuff that you can't see. (I hope noone thinks that is mean, it wasn't meant to be, just a very descriptive visual aid to what she looks like) The other chickens just look at her like she's crazy even watching her do it they haven't been able to figure it out.
The last of my last minute preparations are complete for V.H. day tomorrow.
I have a "Yeta", my Louise is such a Busy-body - jumps in the bucket even before she knows hat is in it and always comments on my shoes (or toenail polish if i'm wearing sandals), always has something to say. I just love her, she is one of my 50 most favorite.