|Garlic - not ready yet|
I couldn't wait any longer. The garlic looked like it must be ready. The leaves had all flattened to the ground and they were yellowy brown... ish. Surely those garlic would wither and die if I didn't get them out of the dirt right now. I had checked one a week or so ago and it was small and the cloves not quite formed but I was kind of pushing this information to the back of my memory and imagining a startling, dramatic growth spurt.
Hmmm. Small. Not ready.
And I thought I'd planted much more than that.
I'll try again next year. I need to plant more and I need to plant them in a sunnier spot and I need to be patient.
The garlic may be slow growing but the chicks aren't. They have doubled in size and already seem to be entering their teenage years and getting a bit ugly. Today their brooder box was upgraded to the kids old shell swimming pool with a bit of gutter guard around the top so they don't jump out. They have lost some of their fluff and now have wing feathers. When we put our hands in they come up and stand on them. I was secretly hoping that I would be their mother hen and that they would love me best, but when Monkey Man put his hand in the other day four of them hopped up. I tell him it's just because he has bigger hands and the chicks are too busy pecking at my freckles to want to all stand on me - but I'm a bit miffed not to be top chick.
Fallen Branch Chrissie Tree Photos
I have so far had ONE response to my request for photos of your fallen or pruned branch Christmas tree and that was from my mother! Ali from Mud Pie has promised me one and I have promised not to laugh at her attempt. And Greenfumb, Hazel, EcoMILF, Phoebe either have done or have seen these sorts of trees around. But I have no evidence! Now there is no deadline - some time before Christmas will do. Although, I think we'll all get bored reading my repeated requests for photos by then. So I am now extending the request. It doesn't have to be your Christmas tree. It could be a friend, relative or neighbours. Come on now internet friends - help me out. Send me a photo. My movement is losing momentum before it's even started.