Monday, June 15, 2009
New babies and drying time again
Well I have more new babies today. My order of dark Cornish chicks came in this morning. They are so cute. Took them to the brooder house to join the black australorp chicks. Gave them each a drink of water and let them go. The blacks were cowering in the corner, terrified of the little chipmunk looking things that were coming near them. But by evening they were all good friends, eating and drinking together.
Had about 10 more lbs of onions to get dried and next will be drying time for more herbs. Have basil, dill, lemon balm, chives and chamomile to get harvested and ready to dry. The lemon balm and chamomile both make relaxing sleep inducing teas. Chamomile has a mild apple flavor and aroma.
The flower beds are all blooming beautifully in spite of my neglect. They do need to be weeded and mulched but they are low on the list as I put more effort into food producing plants.
So till next time blessings from the McGuire homestead.