Today was one of those days. Sunny: check. Warm: check. Breezy but not too breezy: check. Chickens happy: check. Dogs content: check. Plants growing: CHECK!
Let’s take a wee tour, shall we?
These keep company in what I call my first “tank.” It’s a waist-high raised bed that’s perfect for someone like me with a bad back. Also in Tank number 1 are chives, oregano, sage, lavender, lemon verbena, lemon thyme and maybe, yes, an errant asparagus spear I forgot to transplant. But wait. There’s more!
These are peas protected by what I’ll call “the cage.” More about these in a minute. Four different kinds of peas coming up in Tank number 2 along with lots of garlic and three kinds of onions, planted as sets last fall.
Tanks number 1 and 2 are in what we now call “The Dog Yard.” That’s where Obi Wan Kenobi, Sheba and Posey play. Also there are the composter, the berry bushes, a climbing rose bush, two different kinds of honeysuckle and the grapes. There are also containers full of mint. This one has chocolate mint, another peppermint. It was looking like the grapes were dead (this is my first attempt at growing grapes so who knew?), but never count a good grape out.
Now you can see the “cages” in all their glory. Here you see Tanks number 3 and 4 and they reside in what we now call “The Chicken Yard” for obvious reasons (see previous chicken posts!). There are two more Tanks you can’t see. The cages are a collaborative effort between my Mister, my friend and handyman extraordinaire, Kevin Jordan, and moi. When my peas were being eaten as they began to sprout I could see it was going to be a constant fight between The Gardening Humans and The Critter Kingdom. We are determined to win. So far, so good (she whispers so the critters can’t hear).