June Update

 So June arrived.  Not sure how that happened as it seems it was only early May a short time ago…when Fiona arrived.   It has been a busy time for us.

There is Fiona, of course, who is always busy playing and chewing.   She takes up a LOT of our time.

Here she is with her new frisbee.  

And here is the pink elephant she got at the Vet’s when she went for her shots.

And with her brush…she just kept stealing mine, so we got her one of her own.   Of course, she still steals mine, but there you are.

But we don’t spend ALL our time with her (though we would like to).  Life goes on and there are things that must get done.  We managed to finish the girls’ big run.

The connecting tunnel that we had originally designed with hardware cloth didn’t really work…we are still working out the details for that.  So in the meantime we just put up a connecting run with vinyl fencing and bird netting. 

 It works and was easy to install.  The girls love it.  They can come and go as they please now.

The entrance to the big run…no door, just an opening.

 We cut a hole in the little run for them to use..  

And installed a door.

It is closed and latched at night.

The roof is poultry netting (the green part) and there are boards where the trees are. The boards are close together to keep out hawks, but the trees can grow through them.  I will plant herbs and raspberries and maybe blueberries around the edges….possibly morning glories or roses over the top.  It is a wonderful space for Beatrix and Prudence and they are enjoying it.

June is also a big month for gardening in New England.  Our last frost date is May 31….so it is now safe to plant all tender plants and veggies.  So there is generally a flurry of activity at this time of year.

I have been working on the windowboxes.  They needed painting this year before I could plant.  But once that was done it went smoothly.

 Here is the front window.

The little shed.

 And of course, Cluckingham Palace.

 Most of the vegetables got planted…though there are still a few for the greenhouse.  Here are a few photos.

We have had plenty of rain this year and the weather has been mild so things are looking good.  There is still more to do in the gardens….some mulching and a few more annuals to plant.  And it will get done..somehow.

But tomorrow we are expecting a call from the post office.  Our baby chicks are due to arrive!

The brooder is ready….and so are we! “Chicks?  What are chicks?”

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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2 Responses to June Update

  1. Celeste says:

    Love,love love your yard!! It reminds me of a sweet children’s story book. Can you write me one please? xxxooo

  2. I always love seeing your window boxes each season!!!

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