Thursday, January 24, 2013
I ♥ Compost!
One of my favorite things around here is my compost bin. My husband put it together for me last Christmas. I filled it up and by spring was able to put all of it's contents into my new garden. My compost bin is pretty full right now, so I dug down deep and got three wheelbarrows full of compost and added it to my raised beds. It amazes me how all the "crap" doesn't smell once it's broken down and it is a pretty sight to this gardener! My baby buns eyes are open :) It comes out of the nest box to visit it's mama a couple times a day. It's grown so fast! It's a cute little chunk! My youngest daughter thinks it's the cutest thing she has ever seen! We are collecting eggs from our New Hampshire reds to incubate. From what I have seen in the yard they should be fertile. As of right now whatever hatches will be for meat, but I could change my mind ;) I finished painting the new coop. I don't think the chickens care but it does looks good! The little roo's of that bunch are beginning to get rowdy! The witching hour is about 4pm when they get randy! It's annoying but soon we will pick who stays and who goes. My big roo may go first, it chased my dog yesterday and tried to flog my little one. Mama doesn't put up with that! Two of my pullets have started visiting the nest box. I'm hoping for more eggs soon :) I haven't spent much time online this week, but I did grab Mama Peas chicken and dumpling stew recipe. The hubs is in love with her now LOL!!! I recommend making this, it's delish!!!! I think that's it! Have a great day!!!!