Monday, April 8, 2013

How does my garden grow?

Well, it's a little behind schedule this year.
But, that's ok. :-)

We're reconfiguring where we're planting things.
Four new raised beds were built for me last weekend
by Mr. H. and son and hopefully this weekend we'll get things finished up.

Potatoes and onions are doing nicely though. 

Deer Spotting

A half mile or so down our road,
we have a neighbor that has black buck antelope 
and axis deer on his property.
He also has at least one sika deer
that has been jumping some fences.

We've noticed him several times across the road from our house
visiting with the neighbors.

My husband left the house this afternoon,
and as he drove out of the drive he noticed 
that the sika deer was in the pasture.

I walked across the road to get a picture.

He came closer.

And posed for me. :-)

And then took off!

While I was outside this afternoon
I also spotted another deer
in our yard -

 "Bucky the Backyard Buck" 

Poor fellow,
I think he's seen better days. ;-)

Adding to the Flock

This spring I've added two new chicks to the flock.
Here they are at one day old,

10 days old,

and three weeks old.

Taylor Swift is a Black Australorp
and Miranda Lambert the 2nd is a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
(She will replace Miranda Lambert the 1st who I lost last year
just after she was one month old.)