Linking into Daphne's Dandelions once again for Harvest Monday. Thanks Daphne for always being such a great hostess!!!
This week the main harvest was the mulberries. The tree is doing extremely well even after I cut half of it down when I pruned it in late winter. I thought it might hurt the production some or even possibly kill the tree, but it seems to be doing wonderfully.
My hens are still giving me an average of 17 eggs a week. Bless their little hearts. I feel bad for them when it gets to freezing outside after a week of 80 degrees or higher. It would be different if it was consistently cool. Their bodies would tell them to put on weight to help them deal with the lower temperatures. But, I suppose those down comforters they carry around with them will just have to be enough to keep them warm on those chilly nights. I'm not going out to keep them warm! LOL.
The peas are almost to the size where I'll need to start keeping an eye on them for flowers! I'm getting excited about that. I do love fresh peas, of ANY type!
On the bad news front I spotted a NEW stray cat in the yard yesterday. I'm not happy about that. He made himself right at home, too. Scratched in my blueberry bed, sprayed my new box, laid down on my small tool shed and had himself a good old time. This now makes 4 cats that come and go as they please so anyone that has any ideas beyond hurting them that will keep them out of my yard, I'm all ears! I'm not against trapping them, but the only local place that will take them has a 3 day rule and I am against that. There is no need to destroy an animal because it isn't claimed in 3 days. I can't afford to get them all fixed (or I would, believe me) and just removing them? I'm not sure if they belong to anyone. So far I've not been slick enough to catch them with my camera so I'm thinking about setting up my game camera so I can hang a flier and ask around. Once I know if the cats belong to anyone in our neighborhood or not I'll remove them. After all if they belong in a different neighborhood.... well that would be THEIR problem. >:-(
OK - Rant over. Still haven't finished work on the new planter box. the wind and crazy rain and temps were too wild to do much outside this weekend. Next weekend we have to get ready to go out of town so I doubt it will get done then, either... *pout* Guess that project is on hold until Easter weekend now. That is unless I can talk my dear sweet husband into an early morning Saturday project. He's got a benefit to go to Saturday at noon so it's rather doubtful, but that doesn't mean I won't try! ;-) Ah, what we won't do for our gardens.
See you soon.