One wouldn’t know it, but Spring has actually sprung, even with the snow flurries in the air. With the ground thawing, we have actually been able to till the garden.
A bit about our garden. We do things on a scale…one which is a rather large scale. We share the garden with my father-in-law, whose idea of a small garden is one that is about an acre. So, when we till, it is an all-day event.
We were able to till this last weekend, and with that came moving the coops around, stringing a row (approximately 150 feet long) and putting some pea seeds in. As the dirt was being foot-shoveled over the pea seeds, I noticed that the hens were watching. I didn’t know that hens would pay attention, but there they were…looking at our rows.
Yesterday, Rebecca said that as soon as the purple coop was released to roam for a bit, they went right to the pea row.
So, beware. Sneak your planting in unless you have enough to share. 🙂
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