The 8 square beds, the herb wheel, 3 of the long beds, and most of the paths are done. Each year that passes makes established garden beds easier and easier to weed as long as they are kept up. So persistence pays off.
A Black Beauty Eggplant developing nicely in the garden.
I believe this little volunteer melon is a Charentais.
This is the new chicken coop addition with it's temporary house. We still need to add buried wire to protect them from digging predators. In the next two weeks we plan to kill all but two of our roosters and possibly some hens. I would like about 10 to 12 hens and one rooster in each coop. Eventually I plan to try letting them out to pasture graze and seeing if they return easily to their house.
Good morning girls!
The pear trees are simply loaded. With three tropical storms threatening, I plan to harvest as many as possible to dry and can. Just in case. Last year I lost all of my pears and pecans to hurricane Gustav. He knocked every single one off. He also stripped my plants of most of their leaves and tattered the tropicals.
There are so many pears that a large limb broke and tumbled to the ground. Here's a pic of the break.