The garden has officially been started. We are excited about the richness of the soil this year due to mulched up leaves, ash from our woodburning stove and pine shavings from the chicken coop. We think the plants are going to love this rich soil this year.
Miles hockey season is now over and so our weekends have just gotten a lot more open. As much as we love to watch him play, it is nice to have this break in our schedule.
I've been working on some gardening soap and just made a batch with cornmeal and honey. The other two are green clay with peppermint and lemon tea tree and tangerine with orange peel.
And I can't help but add several photos of the chickens that I took today. They are loving this nice weather. We turned the soil over in their run and they were enjoying pecking around for worms. We have a bantam rooster in the group that just started to crow and it is the funniest thing to hear. It is a very high pictched crow. I really can't believe how much enjoyment these little creatures bring me. I enjoy greeting them each morning, watching how they interact with one another and just marveling at their beauty and diversity. I know, it may seem strange but I think I'm a bit obssessed.
Here is our bantam rooster. This is sort of how his crow sounds.