Thursday April 11, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Very windy today
I put them on the stove to cook and then cooled them in water. I’ll finish the job tonight as I have other stuff to do in the day light.
Taking a walk
Armstrong Valley Farm
Getting ready to plant
Chickens got a mouse
I walked back home to do a few things. The chickens came running by me. One of them had something and was leading the others around showing it off and daring anyone else to take it away. It turned out to be a dead mouse I think one of the chickens killed. I’m not sure they know what to do with the mouse but eventually they’ll likely eat it as there’s not much chickens won’t eat.
They were still playing with the dead mouse an hour later.
Cover crop bell beans
I headed back over to my house to do some garden prep of my own.
My garden prep work
Here’s the operation from the grow pen which is to the right of the wheelbarrow to the stick pile in front. The reason I’m planting on the sticks is there was a pile of them there in the way so instead of moving them I decided to just try planting some stuff on top of them so a bit of soil should make that all go better. The soil has a lot of chicken poo in it and may be too hot so to be safe I will plant in some other soil I add on top. That’s the last load of soil and the grow pen is done for now.
I was too tired out to put the woodchips in the dug up grow pen today, maybe tomorrow.
My brother came by with his tractor and mower and mowed this spot to get ready to plant it. I plan to fence it to keep the chickens out of it and the fence will be good to grow pole beans on along with whatever else he plants in it.
Heavy winds blow stuff
Even with the wind it was a nice sunny spring day. Everything is greening up and growing like mad.
That was my day.