Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Sweet Smell of June

Today, we had some much needed rain.  We've had a dry spell at Ole Lake Farm.  Earlier in the week storms went through to the north and to the south of us but missed our place completely - it was really disappointing.  We have been moving the sprinkler tower around the pumpkin patch and the corn area as well as spot watering but now we are good - for a little while at least.

I finally cornered the turkey poults long enough to get a photo.  I think they are a pretty unique looking cross.  They are getting along with the older chicken chicks just fine.  On the other side of the coop, the younger chicks are getting their feathers.

The lad's shelter and paddock gets moved regularly. Today while Kevin was working on moving the fence panels he had them tethered to one of the hay wagons.  They did not miss the opportunity to gain some elevation.

Out in the garden, I have scaled down on what I'm planting this year but things are coming along.  This is the first year in a long time that I have not lost any tomato plants to cut worms - I am attributing this to letting the chickens run in the garden in the fall and again in the spring.

Now is the sweet spot of June when the roses are blooming but the rose chafers have not arrived.  The blossoms are all very fragrant and it is a treat to spend time out there.  Pretty soon those nasties will find them - I have tried various weapons on them but have not had success against them so they just get to munch away while I look the other way - for now though, the roses are such a treat.

So that is the update for this week. Stop by again next week and until then, be well friends!

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