It was one of those weeks where nothing much happens that is special, just a lot of little things. The heirloom tomatoes were all trellised and kept from sprawling to far onto the greenhouse floor. Some of the last plantings got in, with more to go. The flowers are still the largest daily harvest. And just when I thought all my trellising was done, I realized the peppers and eggplant need some support as well, so up goes more string in the greenhouse.
Grasshopper season is fully on and any move sends the dozens around jumping for cover. This means the evening strolls of the chickens is spent with them suddenly sprinting in one direction only to stop and then sprint in another. The guineas have a more controlled approach of both walk abreast and grabbing as many within their reach before the little hoppers hop away.
Hella is smelling pretty and smiling again after getting sprayed by her skunk 'friend' last week and getting a good rub down with some deodorizers after. And the skunks have stayed away since so all of us are happy again. (skunks can be a major predator for poultry so I was needing to scare them away soon anyway. Hella ended up doing it for me but getting hit in the process. Way to take one for the team, Hella!)
What's available this weekend?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.