The weather was very mild today in the forties, the sun was shining and there was a nice clean breeze blowing.  It was a great day to be outside.  I even washed a load of sheets and hung them out on the line for the first time since last fall. Of course I have washed them since then, I just hadn’t used the clothesline because it was too cold.  Thought I needed to clarify that for all you jokesters out there who would have commented that I hadn’t washed my sheets all winter.  Have to watch you guys.

John and Carol brought over a truck load of donkey manure this morning to spread on the garden.  That should get the soil going.  John shoveled it off Festuses flatbed and Carol and I spread it through out the garden.  The guineas eyeballed us through the fence, keeping their skinny necks stretched straight up with their clown painted heads cocked so as not to miss anything .  It didn’t take any time at all to finish the job and we went inside to enjoy a cup of coffee.

By the time John and Carol left to go take care of their own farm chores, the hens had already found the garden and were happily doing their chicken dance through the manure.  They flapped their wings and kicked up their yellow feet in a jig as they scratched and searched for goodies.  Carol and I should have just let the chickens spread the manure and saved ourselves some work.

Flap your wings and kick your feet, bob your head and peck your beak.

Soon we’ll till the garden mixing the rich manure into the garden soil.  For now though we’ll let it sit and allow the nutrients to seep into the soil with the rain and of course the chickens and guineas will mix it up as well.

The breeze did its job today and dried my sheets.  Oh, the fresh scent of air dried sheets, how I have missed that. Spring is peeping around the corner.


3 Responses to HENS IN THE GARDEN

  1. Sonny says:

    I’m sure we will have an even better garden this year. We plan to enlarge it also to make way for the corn and other crops we didn’t grow last year.

  2. Pat Jobe says:

    You guys will have vegies growing out the wazoo. and the chickens will love you.

  3. James Bates says:

    Oh those darn jokesters, I will help you keep a eye for them and report back promptly when I spot one!!!

    by the way, I hope those sheet were up wind from the donkey stuff!!! I am sure Sonny will fill us all in, if they weren’t LOL oh yea,,,jokesters….still looking…..and watching,,,waiting…..

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