Garden’s Up…

The garden is off to a fine start this Spring, it is always a leap of faith burying those little seeds and wondering if you just put them in their final resting place or if they will spring to life and bring forth fruit…
Potatoes poking through...

Potatoes poking through...

Onions up and growing...

Onions up and growing...

Peas popping...

Peas popping...

Spinach and Swiss Chard starting...

Spinach and Swiss Chard starting...

Strawberries blooming...

Strawberries blooming...

First fruits forming on a cherry tomato...

First fruits forming on a cherry tomato...

 

How a pumpkin starts...

How a pumpkin starts...

These little beauties are need of transplanting this week as soon as Mark has a spare minute to till up the area where they will live this summer.  Last year we had so many extra pumpkins and winter squashes that we fed them throughout the winter to the hens.  It provided them with some fresh pick-ins and helped to keep those yolks bright and orange.
Maran Hen

Maran Hen