So the chickens are getting their new home today! Out of the bin/big ol trough and into a proper coop!!! Ok ok, it might not be so proper. Two people building a structure and a fenced in area, and neither of us have much fencing skills, and I call myself the lucky one because I built a dog house in high school. Dh has put in a wall before, so he can manage the framing, and little nest boxes for them. And Austin is on the look out for some great branches for the chickens to roost on! So many things.
In kitten news… the shelter doesn’t do intake on the forth of july, so we have to wait til next week to take them in. We’re thinking of leaving Mammy with them too, so hopefully they can find her a great home also. Even though she came from outdoors I do not think she is an outdoor cat. I think she was an indoor cat that got turned out when her owners moved. 😦 So, we shall see. I think I’ll write down that her name is Sunshine on the paperwork they give us to fill out. Much better than being called Mammy, and the cats with cuter names seem to go the fastest.
In gardening news… well, we had too many squash in one bed, so we made another bed and transplanted a bunch that only had their first two leaves on them. They are all doing wonderfully now!!! Our original squash in the three sisters bed are going crazy!!! We picked the first three zucchini that were on the plant, so now the one plant has put out like eight more!!! We are going to be swimming in zucchini, and tomatoes!
When we got the second squash bed in, I just kept hauling dirt while dh transplanted the zucchini plants, and I got a nice row of cucumbers in by the back fence! Three hills of Straight Eights. Four hills of Marketmore, and two hills of Pickling cucumbers! Should be a nice variety. I also have some bush cucumbers that I want to try once we get another bed in. Those won’t require the fence to grow on.
And when I talk of putting a garden bed in, just for reference, they are usually 3 foot by 16 foot beds. We have seven of them so far, and that’s not counting the potato patch which is probably three times that size.
Anyway, I’ve gotta get off of here because there is laundry to flip, and dishes to do, before I get back to gardening and knitting. I’m starting my weekend baby hat knitting for Halloween and Christmas. A Halloween hat every Friday, and a Christmas hat every Sunday. From now til Halloween that’s about 20+ hats, and til Christmas that will get me a good 30 hats, if I do just over one a week! Join me and bless someone with a newborn on the holidays!