We move Maisy into a new paddock every couple days. She eats everything in her smallish area and drops “gifts” in a fairly intense manner. This has a multifold purpose. She eats the top 1/3- 1/2 of all the greens~ not just the choice ones, and she deposits fertilizer throughout. Then we move her to the next, adjacent spot. She’s happy, fat and sassy and does the fertilizing and (some) weed eradication (well, not quite eradication. More like “keeping the bad weeds in check until I can get out there and take care of the weed myself”) for us: win-win!
She’s put on some weight and finally shed out her winter coat. The lush pastures and free choice minerals will do the job of getting her back in shape~ sweet thing.
We spent a good bit of time yesterday tilling, spreading compost and fertilizing the tomato area. Then we laid down the landscape fabric and placed the tomatoes. In all the years I have lived in this house, I have never once gotten a large, ripe, tomato. We’ve gotten lots of cherry toms, but never one larger than a small Roma. Every fall as I’m pulling out failed tomato vines, I promise myself that I’m not going to waste the space to try and grow tomatoes EVER AGAIN! But here we are.
30 tomato plants this year. All cherries.
Several flowers are juuuuust on the verge of bloom.
It’s a race to see which will be the first bloom of the 2018 season.
I am on the edge of my seat with anticipation!
Today’s count: 18 eggs
What’s for supper: IDK yet. Maybe grilled chicken thighs. Daniel has a baseball game at 1700 (5:00 pm) so I’m not sure.
Weather: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph. Tonight partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.