Beau May 21st, 2010
It has been a wet spring with all the changing weather. I must admit that I’m getting a little tired of the rain… even though I may regret those words at some point this summer. At any rate, we’re going to see 90 F/ 31 C degree temperatures over the next week, so that will be a nice, warm change.
We did have a couple of sunny days this week, and the flowers have been beautiful from all the rain. The irises were wonderful this year, and I really enjoy the light lavender color of this variety.
The roses have been gorgeous this year too, and we’ve had more blooms than ever it seems. This is Carefree Beauty…
I walked out into the garden the other morning and all the sugar snap peas were wilted! Sure enough a mole had gone right under the roots in the row, because the garden was so wet everywhere else. I managed to squish the dirt back down and most of the plants have recovered pretty well. Thankfully the added rainfall helped keep them growing again.
The chicken coop is coming along, slowly. It’s very muddy all around the coop so it’s quite the mess to work on it when it’s raining. I’ve insulated both sides, and measured and placed the siding, with caulk at the seams. I’ll paint it when finished, so this is just the rough look.
The chickens are 6 weeks old now and getting huge. I need to get another picture, but suffice it to say they are ready to be outside all the time.
I do let them out for a bit each day, and when they roam around I have to lock up the little Shiba Inu below. He’s a nice dog, as long as you’re not a bird or a small mammal… if he senses something wild to hunt or eat, he then becomes a fierce little beast, so I don’t think the chickens would have a chance. I watched him chase down a rabbit once! Fortunately the yellow lab doesn’t seem very interested in them, he lays down and just watches as they roam around. Of course he might decide to bring me one…
With the warmer weather coming, it’s time for the garden to really take off. And it’s time to do a lot of weeding, cutting and pruning that I have put off for several weeks. I’m just amazed at how fast the season has gone by!