Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Keepin' it Rural!

Ha! I really hate that word "rural"'s so hard to say!

Anyway, we've (Mostly Adam!) been hard at work planting our garden and building a chicken house for our new chickens. Or "chitnens" as Alabama calls them! ha! This is when we first planted the garden back on March 22nd . It is doing really well! Even our little squash plants came back to life and are doing great with lots of little baby squashes! The only thing that never came up was the potatoes we planted. I think maybe we planted too late. We have corn, squash, bell peppers, onions, green beans, watermelon, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries (but the deer ate them!) :-(, and muscadines. We really have no idea what we are doing but it's a lot of fun to see the vegetables grow! Here are a few pictures of the garden yesterday.

Adam has made a "fancy" chicken house and it looks so cute! We are borrowing a few of Maxine's chickens until our biddies are bigger. We've gotten six eggs since Thursday. We are just really hoping no snakes come around! This is Adam in the building phase and here is the finished product! Isn't he so talented??? I told Adam that the chickens from Maxine probably feel like they are on a little vacation to a 5 star hotel! ha!

Alabama is so funny when they crow she says "You hear my new chitnens?" or she will open the door and say "You go in your house. This is my house. You can't come in here, okay?"