The 3 ducklings, hitherto respectful of/disinterested in the fruit bushes, were going to town on two Sugar Pies and the older of the two goumi – even though the latter has thorns.
Would move the family back into the main bird yard, but the chickens are too trustworthy in their fledgling stabbage/pinfeather yanking. Elevated the two smaller bushes instead.
Took Robin to the farm, brought back a blue girl and an atipico.
Sent tempting photo of a blue or lilac to the owner of a brown duck I’d like to trade for.
Turned more of the compost. Papi jumped on top and helped eat worms. I’m pleasantly surprised that the chicken poop bedding isn’t too awful for worms – the more the merrier!
Compost has been sitting at 80f this week.
Dragged the satsuma out into transitional daylight 0 the damn plastic pot breaking more and more along the way.
Off to the farm for tacos and dumptruck purchase with G. L. as well as feed dropoff/egg collection/bird tally.
Sowed many past due flower bulbs from G. L. over winter today. Should have winter-sown them.
Hand-ripped some sod and grasses from around the shallower front beds, because the runner grasses especially just pop right into the beds.
Carrots out front went unmolested all winter. Consider another late season sowing out there – or parsnips anytime now.
Wild Garden lettuces 2×3
Yukon gold potato,
Austrian crescent potato,
2nd gen. red-skin/white flesh organic potatoes from Thriftway,
Cascadia Snap Pea
Super Sugar Snap Pea
Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea
Cloth pot borage to next to concrete pad.
Pennsylvania Golden Pawpaw,
Campbell NC-1 Pawpaw
Unnamed PawPaw seedlings
Mint roots around the front window bed
Dug up and potted several very large red sunchoke tubers
Up-potted about 27 pineapple crush alpine strawberries
Bought and up-potted a Hinnomaeki red gooseberry from Kathy’s Corner, with the seed potatoes (Yukon gold and Austrian Crescent)
Groomed the bananas
First apple bud
Moved a couple more 20 gallon bags into the garden for potatoes
Moved the large haskap into the garden with the Sugar Pies and topped off its soil, and that of several other perennials.
Set up a weird trellis w/ xpen panels for peas and protected from ducklings and chickens with the screen previously over the potato onions and lettuce section.
Spent almost the entire day outdoors
Discovered a third of last year’s Echinacea purpurea in the front yard 4×4
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Hi there! I'm hannerz, Dame of Ducks with It Vends.
I live on an island with my wonderful partner and our menagerie, where I devote my time to our animals, garden and flock of chickens and Muscovy ducks, and work at the incredible local bistro.
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