|Six little cockerels getting fat (and feisty) for the pot|
|Four shy hens getting to know each other before the join the main flock|
Meanwhile, in the garden, I trimmed back the Poor Man's Bean plants because they were shading the peas (one has a stalk about 2 cm diameter, these are serious bean plants). The beans seem to have taken the hint and are now producing a ridiculous amount of beans, about a colander full a day! I've been cutting them up and freezing them and giving them away to anyone I can think of! So the lesson is, if something is not producing well, cut it back hard. If it dies its no loss because it wasn't producing well anyway, but chances are it will perk up and bear more fruit that you can use.
|I cut back the bean plants, not that you can tell!|
|The peas don't look happy (can you even see them?)|
|A Winter Squash (maybe!)|
|The Winter Squash is taking over the garden from the outside.....|
|.......and from the inside (note, this is one plant!)|
|I've decided to start keeping a record of what I planted and when.|
|Some of the broccoli seeds have germinated, |
but no marigolds and not much silverbeet.
|Cheryl has been helping with painting, she's covered in white splodges!|