Unfortunately, Agnes died the other day. You can read about it here. The girls of course were devastated but took it a lot better than we thought! The vet wanted me to bring her in but she was already disposed of by the time the vet called back. I guess if we have another one drop we will be doing bird autopsies, fun times!
Well we are still on Eggwatch 2011 (yes we gave it one of those fancified titles). If they don't lay soon I am going to scream! Patience obviously is not one of my virtues. I haven't bought any eggs from the farm in two weeks and I am going through egg withdrawal. I just know the minute I purchase them, my gals will start laying and I will be inundated with eggs.
In other garden news, we are now on Tomatowatch 2011 as well. Any day now I am going to have a tomato explosion in my garden! So if you don't hear from me for a while I am up to my eyeballs in tomatoes! I try to pick them before they get too red so they don't rot before I get to them!
The corn is still doing it's thing.....Don't worry in a few short weeks we will be on Cornwatch 2011. Just kidding, I am sure we will only get a few ears of corn because I did not plant that much.
The girls have been loving all these strawberries. I am not sure if I just mixed up the varieties when planting or if we were just lucky this year. Anyway they have been enjoying the few we get from the garden each night.
The deer have found the garden and decimated my zucchini plants. I need to put up a fence but putting in raised beds along with organic soil kind of sucked up a bunch of the garden fund this year. Believe me the beds and organic soil were so worth it especially since my property was an old farm so who knows what they put on the ground! I think I am going to have to deal with it for this season. But fair warning to all the deer out there, if you eat my tomatoes I will
The Hubs and I are making plans to take our garden a little further by adding some cool weather crops. We are not sure what we are going to grow and we are still figuring out a storage solution. In my basement things tend to spoil and mold quickly. I have been researching root cellars and have found a few we could dig out of the side of the hill.
The hot and humid weather finally broke today so we were able to enjoy time outside!
We are already planning our garden for next year. Noting what has worked and what has not worked for us. Have you started your plans for next summers garden? Are you planning on adding anything like cold weather crops or perennials?