* out and about

Posted on May 14th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Chickens, Home and Garden.

Big day in the garden since it’s super pretty.

  • Collected the remaining daffodils


  • Planted this mix of flowering annuals all along both sides of my fence


  • Planted artichoke and eggplant starts that I broke down and bought last weekend since the slugs got my lone surviving artichoke started from seed :'(
  • Ate my first salad of the season.  Arugula, lettuce, 2 types of radish, and green garlic.
  • Set out calcium supplement for the girls.  I sadly dropped one of Sue’s eggs today and Lester started gobbling up the shell bits.  I’ve been meaning to put out crushed eggshell as a calcium supplement for them, but have never gotten around to it even though I’ve accumulated like a giant bag of it.  Poor things have probably been craving it, what with all the eggs they’ve been laying.  I rigged up a feeder consisting of a small tupperware screwed down to a piece of leftover decking so it will be hard for them to tip over.  After a few minutes of extreme suspicion, they decided to go for it.  Sorry it took so long, chick-chicks!


  • Started hardening off my squash, tomato, and cucurbits seedlings.  They’ll go out next week.

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