We had wonderful, rainless weather today and we worked outside almost all of it. But before I when out to work I had to take my batch of 17 Black Copper Marans eggs out of the turner and increase the humidity since they are due to hatch on Tuesday.
Garden #2 is almost completely planted today with the exception of one part which I'm going to plant sunflowers after the danger of frost has passed. What I did plant was carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, parsley, dill and several types of lettuce. As you can see, we started lining the walkway surrounding the bed with newspaper and straw but I ran out of straw. I'll get more on Monday.
On my way to the barn, I noticed that some great-horned owls babies in a nest on our neighbors place have finally grown big enough to be seen. They are right about 20 yards from our fence line very close to where my chickens free-range. We have seen the parents hunting rodents out in our cattle pasture and they are yet to snatch one of my birds. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed on that one.