Monday August 3, 2020 Guerneville CA.
I’ve been saving all the egg shells from the eggs I eat since I’ve had the chickens. I had a bucket almost full of egg shells.
I needed to break up the shells some more so I put them in these empty feed bags which I was thinking of running over with my car. I tried stooping them and that seemed to do the job.
For the chickens
I put some of them in this dispenser for the chickens to eat to help make new eggs.
While I was taking a break in the chicken pen I noticed this momma hen had some new chicks peeping out of her nest box.
She’s two days early and still has several eggs to hatch out yet.
I cleaned out and filled up all the chicken feeders and the water supplies too.
This is a grow screen that protects the new plants from the chickens which I planted about a week ago and is now pushing up lots of little green plants.
This is another pen I use to grow stuff for the chickens. I need to dig a section of this pen up to plant it.
I dug up the part I wanted and had some help.
Then I hauled two wheelbarrows of woodchips in and dumped them. I’ll let the chickens spread the mulch out and scratch this all up. Tonight just before dark I’ll plant some seed in here.
When I rolled the wheelbarrow of woodchips by here some bees buzzed me menacingly so I thought I better check it out and do something about them.
This turned out to be yellow jackets. I turned the hose on them a couple times and I think I got them, I hope.
I ate a few of these grapes that are starting to get ripe. That’s one big bunch there.
Just before dark I smoothed out the pen I was digging in as the chickens had it pretty nice already. I put some seed in and raked it a bit. I’ll keep the chickens out of here until things are growing good.
It was an exceptional evening so I spent it chair hopping and enjoying the yard until it got dark.
New peeps every time you turn around! Obviously you are keeping those hens happy. And in turn they are keeping you happy with eggs. ;)
The grapes will be wonderful! Is there any fruit you don’t have? haha
Yuck, don’t like to find bees nests in our building’s eaves or anywhere!