"DD" or "DeeDee" or however you want to spell it (it stands for 'double dot') has healed and is back with the rest of the crew. She still has a bald spot, but it's not irritated any more and the girls seem to be leaving it alone. Maybe the extra room is helping? We have them all in the outside coop and have been letting them run around outside during the warmer parts of the day. They are not too fond about getting back into their coop at night, so we are going to try and bribe them this next time.
DD and the one we put with her as a companion during her confinement seem to be a little bit anti-social for the time being. I assume they will come around though. We had a name for the companion but I forget it right now.
Inside the coop:
Outside the coop:
Our starter plants are coming along as well. I guess I should say Corban's starter plants .. he's doing all the work. He had to transplant and move most of the first starter plants. He put them in recycled plastic red cups (saved from our church fellowship meals) and set them all in a glass green house outside next to our drive way. (glass is from the old church windows) He has a space heater in there for the night time as it still gets quite chilly at night, but WOW is it cookin' in there right now!
Mostly older plants in the glass green house:
Mostly newer plants in the church house under lights:
The zucchini never seem to have a problem growing, huh?!
Here are a few misc photos of outside ...
Fruit trees doing well (peach and apple)
A few flowers; we planted the bulbs last fall ... they add a nice bit of color to our otherwise dull looking parking lot garden :)
A female cardinal that has been frequenting our feeders - she is missing a leg, but you cannot tell it here. I wonder the story behind that? I appreciate her songs when I am hanging out laundry.
We have old (heirloom) plants from last year that seem to be going to seed ... I am excited about that.
And a few new plants seeming to do well. I did not take pictures of the little kale and the baby spinach.
Peas do not usually work for us, so we'll see how they do this year. We got them out pretty early. Last year we only got a few peas ... enough to save the seeds and plant more this year. We'll see what happens.
And one final picture of our parking lot garden ... the compost piles. We started with one but then added another some time last year and now another a few months ago.
That's all today. The boys have been working at the bigger garden a little today between mowing jobs. A brother and his dad helped the boys get an irrigation system and I think they are hoping to get that set up this week??? The potatoes out there are starting to grow plants ... and it just got a lot of rain. I'll get pictures of that some time in the future, Lord willing.