That is, when the cucumbers are not swallowing them.
I was excited to see the first okra on the stalk today.
|HUGE okra coming off the stem. The cucumber vines are sending yellow flowers |
to squat in the other squares and devour it all.
We finally have some butternut squash developing. Hopefully our squash bug prevention program (find 'em and squish 'em) keeps them off long enough to actually get some. They've taken down a zucchini plant so far. Grrr.
|Hang in there, lil' butterstuff! At least the cucumbers can't hurt you...yet.|
|"Dad! Look what I found!" The pumkin vines are growing really well.|
I don't think those yellow flowers are really honeydew - I think they're more cucumber spies.
Meanwhile, the guineas have been outside by the garden and orchard for the last few weeks. They're bigger now, and staying in the dog cage while being moved once daily to prevent another outbreak of cocci. This also is helping them develop a sense of "home." They'll be ready to start being released to free-rage, two at a time, in about two weeks. I hope to have a permanent hut built for them around that time.
|The guineas are a little twitchy these days. I took one out, and heard the |
classic "buck-WHEAT" call for the first time. They's a-growin up.....
|The watermelon rinds were a bigger hit with the chickens than the sheep.|
Then again, everything is a hit with the chickens....
Oh yeah - donkey is fine, too.
I think I need to go secure the crawlspace.....