You see my husband strung-up there in that tree? I took this picture last week as he climbed up that big oak tree to trim off some barely-attached branches hanging directly over the playground. I get a little fluttery in the belly seeing him hanging up there like that, but he's a (recovering) rock climber, and he's über safe, so I take deep breaths, and send only positive thoughts up the rope.
While he was up there he snapped this bird's eye view of the garden with his iPhone. Wow! It looks so huge! And so small from way up there. I see so much possibility; a blank canvas just waiting to be filled with plants.
Along the left side, between the fence and the driveway, we're talking about putting in apple trees. And there just on the outside, along the right side of the fence, that's likely the future home of our blueberry bushes. Also, this year, we're planning on filling the lower and upper cinder block walls with strawberry plants. The wall in the middle will again be home to the bush beans. They did so well there last year, and the raised height made our daily task of squishing bean beetles that much easier.
All of our seedlings are growing by the day. As I type, Steve and the kids are in the back room re-potting tomatoes. Several of you have asked about seeding and transplanting tomatoes so I'm working on a post that outlines our process.
Now check out this little bird's eye view!
Isn't she adorable! Tuesday we came home with four baby chicks. These little Golden Laced Wyandottes are about four days old now. Yesterday, I took advantage of warm afternoon temperatures to do a quick photo shoot. I didn't even notice that she'd pooped until I edited my pictures. Oh well! Here's to accurate depictions - chickens poop anywhere and everywhere!
Peep, peep, peep, poop. Peep!