Time for another quick update (aka smartphone memory cleanup) on some of the things happening around our place recently.
Stuck four blueberry bushes in Hugelkultur beds I built last year with a friend.
Wrote a guest post for the lovely Jessica @ The 104 Homestead all about Swales and how I dug some to passively irrigate my Hugelkultur beds.
Became convinced a hen was seriously broody.
Decided we had no wish to add chicken babies since we have our hands full with a new human baby.
Tried (sorta half-heartedly) breaking the broody spell by removing her from the nest box a few times.
Nursing wife got sentimental.
Twenty-four hours later met new friends via their Craigslist ad selling fertilized eggs.
Threw together this private nest box so I could segregate our Mom to be.
Curly got all settled in and has been setting like a champ for twelve days (not “sitting”, as I incorrectly thought, and now know).
Been enjoying spending a little time with one of my geekier hobbies (that does serve a Resilient purpose) – Amateur Radio. Trying to become more proficient in Morse Code and it’s coming along nicely if I may say so myself. The only thing more riveting than hearing about a 70 year old dude’s lawn in Virginia, is hearing about it incredibly slowly through dits and dahs.
What…. a guy has to do something when it’s his shift to man the baby monitors at night so the wife can grab precious, uninterrupted sleep.
Even though I’m on breakfast detail every morning, I ventured into dinner territory. Yes, I guess Egg Frittata is rather breafkast-like. Have to start using up our surplus of eggs.
With all of our recent rain, the portable chicken paddock at times resembles a swamp. They don’t seem to mind since it brings worms to the surface. I don’t seem to mind since I want to heavily work the birds here as the first stage in transforming this area into a large Mandala Garden. When the chickens are almost done, I’ll sheet mulch the hell out of it.
There you have it.
What’s going on at your place?