Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kitchen and Coop

Tassels on top mean corn starting on the bottom.

It's the middle of August, and everything is ripening.  I picked about 5 pounds of basil, which equaled 30 cups of leaves, and a bouquet for the kitchen table.  Tomatoes and green chili are bountiful. Bob helped me carry 20 pounds of tomatoes, and about 5 of green chili into the house last night.
Cukes on the right, and basil on the left.
12 pints of refrigerator dill pickles

The "Coop Mahal" is slowly progressing.  Bob is getting ready for a show, so that is his focus at the moment.  But here are a few pics of the progress.  The large door will have the metal mesh open in summer, and cleverly hinged with a piano hinge closes in winter.  I don't know if I have ever seen a coop with a piano hinge.  We had it, so Bob used it. 
"My" door to the Coop Mahal
The chicken door to their yard. Not open yet.
 Morning mash...love those tail feathers.
The girls continue to bring daily joy to my life.  I bring my set chair in early in the morning, or at dusk for some socialization.  Many hop on my lap for lovin'.  They all preen me, and pick at my clothes. We get about 4 eggs a day right now.  They are all bantams...as that's who is laying.  Irma, the black cochin has a comb that is soooo red, that I know any day, she will be laying.
Thanks for reading.
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  1. How much I'd like to have a personal vegetable garden ç____ç

  2. it must be wonderful to be able to grow and eat your own food. :-))

    thanks for sharing a little bit of your life.