Monday August 10, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Finished the fertilizing
I finished putting chicken manure on the raspberry patch and then put some more on the blueberry patch to finish up the fertilizer work.
I got the weed mower out and got it started and mowed the area which looks a lot better now and better fire protection too. That peach tree is loaded with peaches and I should have thinned out the peaches but I didn’t get around to it and now they are getting ripe but instead of being large peaches I have a bunch of real small peaches.
Chicken pen maintenance
Another thing I did was to turn some of the dirt over in the young birds pen. When I did it last time I just turned it over and the chickens didn’t do much with it but this time I made a pile of it and they like this.
I also turned over this dirt in the mulch pen and piled it up for the large birds. Again the piles were inviting to the chickens and they scratched and ate what they could and also used the soft dirt for dust baths.
Plums for drying
I’ve been keeping an eye on these plums and eating some too. When they get real ripe I’ll pick them and dry them out as this tree is very good dried. They are almost ready to pick for the drier. Real ripe makes the best dried ones as there is more sugar in the real ripe ones so they dry out better.
The evening was nice so I mostly chair hopped and enjoyed the day watching my chickens do their thing.