Where to start? Lets start with the morning ritual… letting the chickens out of the chicken tractor. I really need to take a video of this, because it is a fun experience. The chickens see you coming (it is difficult to sneak up on 75 hyper sensitive birds) and queue up at the door…
And as soon as the door is dropped they fly out en masse…
And after 30 seconds all birds are out waiting around for treats!
What are treats for chickens? Black sunflower seeds.
OM NOM NOM!
That takes care of that.
So, now that we are in planting season we need to put up the deer/rabbit fencing to keep our veggies safe and sound. We are currently in the middle of putting up the 200 feet of 7 1/2 foot tall fencing. We estimated corners, measured middle posts, lined up the posts by sight, and started pounding them in. Once we got the posts 1/2 way in we measured the perimeter to make sure our 200′ of fencing would work… our perimeter ended up measuring to 199 feet. Good enough for me.
This coming weekend I need to finish pounding in the 18 posts, brace the corners, and hang the fencing. As you can also see our tomatoes are in the ground! So, if you are thinking of planting tomatoes this spring you should get them in the ground sooner rather than later, because we have spotted a few tomato flowers already! This might mean we’ll have fresh farm tomatoes by mid-April.
If all goes well, and we finish the fencing this weekend we will be planting peppers next week. Keep your fingers crossed.