TODAY I am going to relocate the ducklings to the floor of the turkey house. Ducklings grow fast – they are only just a week old. But already they are too big for that tub. They need lots of room to grow and make a mess in.
I am only barely keeping up with the housekeeping in the tub. If I take my eye off them they spray all their water all over the floor turning it into a sloppy mess. The ducklings will do better on the floor now. Time to leave their bassinette behind them. The chicks (Rhode Island Reds) are tiny in comparison so they will stay in their own box with the ducks running around below them. They will still both have a heat lamp available for a while yet but even now the ducklings are sleeping away from it. It will be a circus but only a temporary one.
On warm days I can take them in a tray of water to play in. That should be fun to see.
Last evening John finished seeding the new two acres and as he finished it began to rain. The timing was perfect. Nice gentle rain too.
So today, I will fill the bin of the seeder with my cocktail of pig pasture seeds. We have a few cold mornings ahead of us and after that, I will begin to seed the smaller fields whenever I have the perfect conditions. I will sow two variety of oats, clovers, two variety of hardy field peas, beans, brassicas, barley and wheat, corn and sunflowers, etc. I love my flowering wild garden fields. The pigs will love them too!
According to the powers that be this is our last frost date. But the nights are still getting very close to freezing. (Which has not stopped John from planting the first of his tomatoes out!). However, the ground is slowly warming up. We are beginning to wind into the season.
The asparagus will have loved last nights soft rain. I have already spent hours down there yesterday and the day before with my digger, my dogs and the BOOM speaker. Listening to my latest book and weeding. The weeds in the asparagus patch are generally terrible due to the need to let it go to fern for the last half of the summer.
If we do not get a nasty frost, I hope to be selling within 10 days or so. Fingers crossed.
I hope you have a lovely day.
One Year Ago. Gardening.
Tuesday 04/24 10% / 0 in
Generally cloudy. High 64F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 04/24 10% / 0 in
Mainly clear. Low near 40F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
6:00 am 7:42 pm
Waxing Gibbous, 67% visible 2:02 pm 3:17 am