|a sea of squash|
Judging from the way nature is hurrying this growing season, I expect there will be an early frost this year. We'll see how that prediction comes out :) OK I'm not a prophet, but you can tell sometimes by the way things happen in the garden. The plants got a late start, but they are really rushing to produce seed.
The corn is growing quickly now. Looking forward to having a corn roast in the late summer. We are about 2-3 weeks behind in the growing season from the Upper Valley where I work. Our summer squash hasn't done much, but folks at work are bringing in extra summer squash. Funny how a few hundred feet of elevation can make such a difference. Even on our hill we might get a frost at the house, but the garden get nothing.
|You must disregard the weeds please. Amazing since I just weeded|
last weekend. The rain really makes the weeds perk up as well
Our poor Muscovy mommas have had a really rough time hatching eggs. In the old dog house we had two setting hens. Between the two they managed to hatch 4 eggs. One died right away, another was lost... probably to a cat or dog, and the other two are so small. The hens are really curious about these little yellow balls of fluff...
|not even sure if you can see them... they are under tha ladder.|
Their two mommas are behind the board, but are right there keeping a close eye
|then Poppa steps in and chased away the curious hens.|
|see how tiny... we hope these two make it.|
Poor mommas they tried so hard to hatch little ones. It was just too hot the past few weeks and they were not able to keep the eggs cool enough. We opened up the coop, but there just wasn't any relief. They finally abandoned their nests. We usually have two settings per summer and it has been much cooler, so they may be successful next time.
Hope you are enjoying the summer.