Friday, May 16, 2014

Garden Update: Chicken tunnels

 The big update this week in the garden (beside getting seeds in the ground like crazy) are the new chicken tunnels.  Since our girls are currently on lock down in their run while the seeds get established in the garden, we decided it was time to give them somewhere new to roam and use their bug eating capabilities at the same time.  I am experimenting with a series of movable chicken tunnels to direct the chickens where I want them to work.  The tunnels are made from 4' wire fencing and leftover wood around the property.  They simply fit together and I secure them with bungee cords to deter escapees.  I have dreams of  whole systems of tunnels and a large movable run in the future!



On the seed planting front, our weather has gone from cold and snowy to above freezing temperatures in a matter of weeks.  Already we are scurrying to get seeds in the ground.  While our indoor started seeds (tomatoes, peppers, etc) still have a few weeks to go, everything else is going in: including, potatoes, lettuce, kale, okra, beans, peas, radish, beets, and a some herbs.  Hopefully a little rain this weekend will get things going around here!


How's your garden growing?

Each Friday I share photos from our garden with an update about what we're doing, what's growing, and what we're eating.  I invite you to come play along, I love seeing what others are trying.  You can join the fun in 2 ways:

  • If you blog, I welcome you to write a post or share a post from that week about what's growing in your garden 
  • If you aren't a blogger, I invite you to join my gardening flickr group and share photos of your garden from this week
  • And last - if you don't want to blog or share photos, just follow along and check out all the links and photos and maybe share a comment with your own gardening experience from the week

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