Garden activity this past weekend:
- Planted Yukon Gold potatoes in a barrel. Never done this before. We’ll see how it turns out. Apparently, you can get a pretty good yield.
- Planted more peas (Sugar Snap).
- Thinned the radishes.
- Multiplier onions are up.
- Soft neck garlic is up.
- Peas are sprouting (I found Will scratching in the dirt to uncover a couple of seeds to check on their progress – so impatient!)
Bee activity this past weekend:
- Package bees from New Zealand arrived on Thursday. They spent a cozy night in a (secure) tube in our basement, and were moved to their new home early Friday morning. Fed them sugar water – they were very hungry.
- Released the Queen on Sunday evening. They are already busy starting to build comb on the frames and clean out old cells.
Chicken activity this past weekend:
- One of the two Barred Rocks is definitely laying again. I think it’s the one formerly known as Judy – I now call them Floppy Comb and Short Comb.
- The other Barred Rock might be starting to molt. I’ve been seeing black and white feathers floating around the back of the run the past couple of days.
- Ginger, despite all odds, is now my most reliable layer. Go figure.
Human activity this past weekend:
- Had a visit from family in Regina.
- Foster toddler bought me a dozen roses for Mother’s Day, and let me sleep in until 9 a.m. (and by foster toddler, I mean Will).
- Went out for brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day.
- Battled the onslaught of seasonal allergies. Ugh. There’s always a moment every Spring when I suddenly remember, “Oh yeah. Allergies. Forgot about those.” My nose will now be miserable until the snow flies.