Welcome to the Friday Farm Fix, a new series on Farmgirl Fare where I share a random sampling of what's been happening around the farm during the past week. Just joining us? You'll find all the Friday Farm Fix posts here.
Lokey and her 10 chicks (more chick pics here)
I've been under the weather this past week so I didn't think I'd have many photos for today's post, but I guess I was wrong; I found 21. Our three mama hens and their 14 chicks are still the main theme around here (probably because they're right up by the house), and Joe made the cutest little spur-of-the-moment feeder for Lokey and her 10 ravenous, rapidly growing babies using just an idea and some scraps of wood. That guy is hunky and handy.
Lots more photos below. . .
Covering the six tomato plants that I (kind of foolishly) put in the ground on April 12th with buckets didn't keep them from being killed by April 23rd's hard frost, which was 8 days after our 'official' last frost date.
The lettuce, potatoes, and Dragon Langerie beans survived okay just being draped with sheets, and covering the sweet pepper and basil plants in the in the bed adjacent to the tomato plants with buckets and two layers of sheets did save them from all but minor frost damage, which surprised me. I didn't think covering the buckets would help. A good lesson learned!
Multi-tasking. I've been harvesting beautiful baby lettuce (and doing laundry) every day. I use these awesome Fiskars $10 Take-Apart Shears so much in the kitchen and garden I bought a second pair.
Love laundry line photos? Click here.
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