First of all, let me introduce you to our newest Compound member; Flutters. A Buff Orpington, someone in the area needed a new home for him and he is likely the luckiest rooster in these parts! 2.5 acres and over 30 girls to call his own! We have him in a separate location from them at the moment just to make sure he's healthy (and we have no doubt), but it's a precaution we have to take with the investment we have in all of our girls. In a few short weeks, he'll be introduced.
He may have second thoughts once the girls start to tell him who's really boss at The Compound!
Here's our upcycled project and garden update:
We'll keep you posted, but so far it's hard for them to manage standing in them, it's too slippery inside and for the larger girls, they (the hogs) are just too wide to get a foot hold. Although that didn't stop one from trying to chew on the wood!
Here's one of four sections of Kirby cucumbers. It has taken off up onto the top of the shade cloth and reached over to the avocado tree we just moved there. It's kind of creepy but it's almost as if they can see where to reach out to.
The honey bees are working their magic on the blossoms. All morning the area had a quiet hum. I left them alone. I watered and picked off the occasional caterpillars later in the day.
I'm growing these in the beds as well. They are climbing up the shade cloth too and hanging over the edges.
In the background, is a newly sprouted mango! It'll only take 7 - 8 years to produce, but you have to start somewhere.
We have forks in our hands just waiting for the first salad from our garden beds!
Otherwise, the Moose and I are pooped again this weekend. The sun was definitely out, and we are counting down the days until the middle to end of October! Bring on Fall!