I know there was a post for 2011 but thought we could start fresh for pictures taken this year.
First- hops coming up in April:
Lastly, my cat attempting to destroy seedlings. After a frustrating year losing lots of seedlings to cats/weather/etc in 2011, I only started basil and kale indoors this year and, thanks to these sheet protectors, there were no cat-related casualties. YET. There is still time for her to defeat the system!
Yes, we don't have a rooster, so when our hen went broody we got her a dozen fertilized eggs to foster. An 11th hatched this morning, but the chick is weak and may not survive. In a few minutes we are going to attempt to sex the chicks. I don't expect we'll be able to keep any male ones once they mature so we may end up with a freezer full of chicken meat come October.
We have 4 mature laying hens. Hopefully several of the chicks will mature into hens as well.
Anne B. said:
Gorgeous! How many hens do you have?