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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thinking spring

The weather has been so nice these past few days I am thinking spring with temps in the upper 50's. But still trying really hard not to get ahead of myself planting anything. It is supposed to be really nice all thru the weekend.
We went to the rental house to check on the water lines to see what we were gonna need to repair the leak so we can get the material and maybe do that on Saturday. Am hoping we can accomplish that task so I can spend next week cleaning the house up. That's plan 1. Next plan is to get some small locust trees cut to make fence post to fence in for a chicken run at the other chicken house across the road. I really do need the hens moved so I can set the one that wants to set and load my incubator at the same time. That way everyone hatches close to the same time and the momma hen cant count so she wont know how many babies she was sitting on. She is just going to wake up one day with a whole big bunch of babies. and backs permitting and the ground dries enough we are going to try to get the garden plowed up again so we can plant peas and onions and a few other cold tolerant veggies. Sure would be nice if my strawberries were here so I could get them in as well.
In the next couple weeks I will be starting the rest of my garden plants in peat pots. I was in the outbuilding at the rental house today and found the metal frame for the canopy that goes on the old patio swing that I was gonna put plastic on for a cold frame/greenhouse for my seedlings. This way I will be able to stand up inside the little greenhouse and have lots of room for plant flats. I bought the plastic a month or so ago when I was out of town. So am all set when the temps get a little warmer. Big plans, little money or energy. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Jen said...

Stelly, that sounds like a great plan. That po ol momma hen will sure be in fer a surprise! ~jen

stella said...

Hi Jen, lol yeh an now all muh hens are gonna be blind. I used shredded paper, most of which was white as bedding in the hen house when I got it cleaned out. lol and they have a flourescent shop light in there for light too. Maybe we can get the fence done at the other building this weekend so I can move the layers an leave the 1 lil hen up here sitting on eggs. Im sure she cant count so more babies wont matter to her.