De and I have been talking about how the hens seemed to be slowing down on egg laying this week, and whether or not we needed to start thinking about working in some replacement hens. It seems a little early for this, but we knew when we picked them out that the Red Stars would lay like the dickens for a couple of years and then taper off very quickly. Ours a few months short of two, so it's probably time to make plans either way.
As we were picking beans, De noticed something under one of the trellises.
|So what's that under the trellis?|
|Is that what I think it is?|
|You gotta be kidding me!|
|So that why we haven't been getting all the we eggs we should be!!|
We also picked banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, and tomatoes. That leaves green beans, a few more peppers, beets, and a boatload of brussel sprouts, and horse radish to finish out this year. We did declare the tomatoes 'done', and to seal the deal we opened the gate that had been keeping the birds out. It didn't take long for them to start taking care of the 'left-overs'.
We are at the point in the growing season where it will be OK when the garden is done. We want to be faithful with all the produce that God has granted us, but when the season is finally finished there will be no regrets on our part.
Hopefully your gardens are both doing well and finishing up.