VACATION and harvest
This week we spent 4 days at Waterton Lakes National Park. Here are just a few of the pics I took.
And…. we arrived home to this.
All in all, we lost five chickens while we were gone. Dr. Phibes (the white silkie rooster), Millie (our little mille fleur hen), the broodie wyandotte hen, the young barnie rooster/chick, and Rusty, my only Welsummer x hen. We think it was the neighbour’s dog, since she’s been over here every day for the last 2 weeks. Today, she (the owner) came over to say that her dog brought home a white chicken yesterday. Guilty as charged. But she wasn’t willing to say that it had killed 5 of them. Ah well…. such is the life when you free-range chickens.
And now to harvest….. last rhubarb of the season.
Looks like I have a bit of powdery mildew going on. Had to discard quite a few leaves. I will keep picking calendula petals until they are dead…. We are supposed to have snow next week. Trying to figure out how to cover them to protect them a bit longer (so I can get a few more blossoms).
And we press on towards the Equinox.