Sunday, February 15, 2009

Garden Journal: 15 February 20099: First true leaves on spinach

The spinach is showing its first true leaves. The lettuce has sprouted fully as have the sunflowers in Dada's flower bed.

The chickens are starting to lay again--we're getting one or two a day now.

Yesterday we were visited by the organizing committee of the Funky Chicken Coop Tour, to whom we had submitted an application to be on the first annual tour of backyard coops. They seemed impressed with our little setup and as far as we know we are approved to be on the tour, which will be Saturday 11 April. Another chance to talk at length about raising chickens, urban homesteading, green homes, and other tedious subjects.

Have set up rain collection barrel number four, bringing our front porch capacity to about 200 gallons. The original three barrels are currently full from rain over the last week or so.


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