I got the best surprise this week when I was raking the mulch back into place. The chickens apparently did not kill all of the asparagus! I’m so excited. They still have time mind you, but I now have hope. This is the digginest bunch of chickens I’ve ever had. I think they just like it. I’ve supplemented their greens, gave them pig livers, everything I can think of to satisfy any nutritional deficits, but they still love to dig.
The south half of the patch is gone, but there are still a good eight plants sending up shoots. It was a new patch I planted last year so it’s still very sparse.
The sweet potato slips are coming along. I found a source for some white fleshed sweet potatoes and started those too, I hope they put something up. Some of the potatoes haven’t sent shoots up yet, but they have lots of roots in the water. Because of the weather I have moved them out to the “greenhouse”. They are loving the sun.
Most of the flats are planted, I need to scrounge up another couple of dozen at least. Hopefully, I can get a hold of those this week. In the meantime, I need to go water all the flats I have planted all ready. I’ve run out of rain barrel water sadly I think I need to add another storage barrel. 110 gallons has served me well until now and with all this recent rain I shouldn’t be out. Oh well.
Here is my youngest son’s job for the next hour….
A bow tie and a superman shirt, how can life get any better than that???