Gardening

I am late this year getting everything planted, but as I was outside pulling weeds and readying the beds I found:

Artichokes are a family favorite – I could plant 10 of these and still not have enough to feed the family!

This plant is kind of a monster and comes back in full force every year.

I have several of these strawberry pots and LOVE them!

The first strawberries of the season – I didn’t get even 1/2 of one!  As soon as the youngest two heard me exclaim that we had strawberries, they ran outside and gobbled them up!

I plant seeds and the misshapen one was found in a small planter.

And two rogue carrots found while weeding.  I’ll cook them up tonight!

Chickens and Mash

I was reading up a little on chickens and saw something about making a mash for your chickens.  I decided to give it a try.

Oatmeal, dried cranberries, and garlic mixed with warm water.

I made this about two weeks ago and brought it out.

Shortwing, Bonecrusher, and Diva enjoying their mash.

They LOVE it!!! So I whip up a batch every morning and they meet me at the door with their cute little “coos”.