More tomats are up...
I take the flat out in the nice day time and they get sun in the Man Porch.
Rick went to town yesterday, comes back home with skoocum four tube light for seedlings...
Buys me fencing wire that was on sale in the flyer too...
so I can put up the cut panels he cut for me...
for the ewe lambs that will be arriving!
Rick cleared out the area in the garage for two of my plant tiers and set up the new light today...
Dug out three of the five strawberry barrels in the New Orchard yesterday eve. Not sure when the strawberries I ordered will arrive (along with all the other tenders like taters) but weather is with us to get prepped.
Surprised how easy it was to remove the barrel tops and the dirt...two more to remove and then put in landscape fabric (to sorta inhibit the grass competing with the strawberries) and new dirt.
Bought a pineapple after I saw the kewl one grown on here...she got roots now so she goes in dirt...got what, two years now to wait?
It was midnight the other day and Rick, he's in the kitchen...I ask, "what ya doing?"
Making syrup for the hummers...
So he has two up for them. Problem is you never know when and suddenly, there they are and they need FOOD something fierce after their migration all the way up here! Poor blighters!
First dandelion to blossom
Rhubarbs starting up in the main garden.
Supper last night...pork ribs and homemade BQ sauce in the crock and cooks all day.
Made up macaroni salad too.
Add the cobs of corn Rick picked in town and voila...good eats!
Love watching Amber and Fifty make stuff...but laugh because, well they have NEVER had a worse critique about building than a girl bird like some of ours...
Ruddy Shels are the type of duck/goose that make nests in the side of river banks
So I fashion up a chunk of PVC pipe, duct taped (Red Green would be tres PROUD of that use!) it to a small pet crate, slid in some tenplast on the sides (so the sand does not seep into the crate) and there...should be good to go.
Well Golly...what an inspection!
Girl bird is on the top of the nest structure, male in attentive presence... "Well...what you figure old wench...."
She has inspected the pipe like a dozen times...no idea if she's ever gone inside yet (just put it in yesterday) but half expected to find her half lodged in it...oh well. She'll use it or she won't...simply after that much pick pick, it is whatever!
Even the patiently waiting dogs (outside watching the proceedings) are unsure of her approval!
OH well indeed...
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada