A Few Stragglers
It's a Southern Thang...
Just when I think that spring in my yard is only purple and yellow.
I finally felt safe enough to plant my seeds in the garden.
Not because of the frost or weather...
but because of those dang chickens!
Sometimes chickens in the garden are a good thing.
But just after planting seeds and putting in young tender seedlings...
not so good.
They will either eat or bury all your hard work.
Last year I put bird netting over my beds, thinking this would help...
and it did.
However my conscious was burdened
when I found a hog nosed snake
that got himself stuck in the netting and I didn't find him in time.
So this year...
after the shared knowledge from the Island Farm,
I proceeded to plant my spring seeds...
Beets, Spinach, Lettuce, Carrots, Beans, Peas, Corn Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers & more Tomatoes.
Unfortunately, a few chickens still found their way into my freshly planted garden.
Hopefully they didn't eat all my seeds...
and only one plant looked a little worse for wear.
On the second day... 1 chicken still found her way into the garden.
Persistent young thing!
Fortunately, she doesn't care much for tomato leaves.
I have one perennial bed in my vegetable garden.
I usually only keep herbs and perennials in it,
but this year I thought I would try something a little different.
I planted some tomatoes in with my Asparagus and Bee Balm.
After the CRAZY winter weather we had here, I am surprised to even see that this tree even has any growth on it...
I am going to try this again.
I didn't have much luck last year with it...
but then again ...
I didn't have much luck in the garden at all last year.
Three Sisters is a traditional Native American grouping of plants.
Corn, Beans & Squash
I may have to throw a pumpkin out there later.
Pick a Peck of Peppers
I have a good feeling that this year will be a better year for the garden.
I have a few more seeds I want to start...
and a few more seedlings to put in the ground
then it is over to the flower beds.
This is a native vine that came up and is thriving on it's own.
These are my hubby's doing.
He is bound and determined to have grapes.
I personally, am not a fan.
But, I have to throw the man a bone once in a while
I may not get his TLC in the garden
when I need it.
Higher & Higher...
It was getting ridiculous!
How much higher could we go?
Picked fencing, lattice and then chicken wire.
Enough is enough!
I think we have the solution.
Island Farm shared a tool that they implemented
after their chickens completely demolished their garden the first year they opened.
rope strung just a few inches above the fencing.
It seems that chickens don't like to land on rope or wire...
and they typically will not fly over a fence.
They will fly up..
and then fly down.
You gotta love a Historian...
thanks for the research!
Now they even have a place to hang the laundry on wash day!
Soaked and Ready to Go
Share the love!
A Lilac from my sister- in- law
a Pomegranate from my cousin.
I love this bush!
Did I mention that Spring is my favorite season?