Monday, October 26, 2009

New Project

Morgan is waiting by the door to the little abandoned garden because I shut some chickens in there so they could churn up the leaves and find good things to eat. She will wait there for a while and then she will circle the area. She doesn't like having her chickens out of reach. The chickens haven't been in that area for years. Neither have I. One of my projects for this winter is to make some planter box areas and get this ready for spring planting. Also I need to clean out the greenhouse and fix it up.
Today I went searching around on the property for scrap wood and found enough to make some planter boxes. I even found some 4x4's for the corners. Tomorrow I will look over the different size widths and lengths of the boards and try and figure out what I can make. Hauling all the wood to one location was enough for me today. The wood is laid out at the top middle of the photo.

I have some herbs growing in the small fenced area. Herbs seem to be the only thing that will grow in the crummy soil. If I have enough wood I will cut some planter boxes and move the cut wood inside the fenced area and assemble them there. I tried to grow some vegetables here once, but the soil was too poor and they didn't grow.
I was surprised the chickens didn't break into the pumpkin. There wasn't a mark on it, so I got the garden scissors and poked a lot of holes. Maybe the chickens are tired of pumpkin? Kristine brought home a big pumpkin that she will carve. Tom went down the mountain to town for dog food and to get groceries. Kristine survived her midterm exam. I made her a steak to celebrate.

[4 eggs today]
I counted tonight, there are still 18 hens.


Becky's Barnyard said...

How sweet that is; not wanting to be separated from the chickens. She really is a good guard dog. The hens wanted some help to get started. I probably would have to cut it into pieces for mine chickens.

Becky's Barnyard said...

Oh, and yea Kristine. Good for you!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Callie, love that morgan guards her chickens! :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That sounds like a fun project.. Dad did pot plants this year. we had beautiful plants but no fruit.. Dad thinks we lack bees.. Mom got one tomato from 3 plants...
He has planted garlic now for the Spring. Sure hope that works out...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tanya said...

That's so funny about the chickens and the pumpkin. I didn't know that chickens ate pumpkins. It probably really was a puzzle for them. "Oh, how nice. Mom gave us a art object for Halloween."

DayPhoto said...

Halloween is almost here... Line up the pumpkins so we can cheer!