We have 50+ tomato starts that are strong and healthy. I hope to start some more varieties, but if I don't get to it - that's okay.
This week I've also planted: celery, more onions from seeds - both bulb and bunching varieties, dill, cilantro, basil, kale, collards, and lettuce.
It's raining today after a week or so of beautiful sunshine. That didn't deter my ladies from being out in the fields looking for snacks. I always think my hens look miserable and cold when wet, but it must not be too bad since they choose the rain over their dry coop.
No pics of the chicks, but they are happy and growing! A. is working on building them a jungle gym to keep them entertained - will post when it's ready.
Soaked Russian Orloff
The ducks are loving the rain. They get so excited and frisky in this weather that I can't get enough of their antics. Like the chickens, they have really been laying well. Unlike the chickens (or most of them), these ducks love nothing more than to play Hide the Egg. It's a hunt every morning. I tried marking an egg and leaving it in their nest so they wouldn't find a new place, but something ate it one night. I probably should try this method again with some clay eggs.
Biscuit is not amused with the rain, and has found a dry place under the eaves to do his supervising from.
The chives are doing fantastic! I am amazed at how big they already are, and some flower buds are starting to appear.
The last thing I've started tackling is clearing the island that the driveway goes around. I've done some weed whacking and some pruning. The boys want their sunflower fort in the middle of this area, and I want to plant the tomatoes on the East side. I'm hoping by trying to get a handle on things now, it will be in good shape at planting time. I've still got about 1/3 to go, and two burn piles awaiting a dry spell to alight, but it is starting to look much better.