The flock continues to grow and handy hubby continues to master his new hobby.  He sneaked in a dozen new arrivals under one broody mama and my did she wake up with a surprise!  All are happy and healthy.  Except that the current count is 80, which seems to me a bit ambitious, but I’ve got my hands full in the garden, so I’m not saying anything.  Yet anyway.

In spite of a very dry, hot, windy spring our harvest has been abundant.  We’ve been able to make huge improvements in just a year and much of that has to do with the chickens, keeping down the bug population and fertilizing our gardens, and the new raised beds that give more control over everything:  weeds, insects, soil, watering, and soon-to-be much needed shade.

Spring is a busy time and my updates are stalling in consequence, but here are some recent events in pictures, since I’m sure you’re very busy too!

Such a good mama!

Such a good mama!

A vast surplus of many greens--coming next to post: Now What--Greens

A vast surplus of many greens--coming next to post: Now What--Greens!

Spring harvest out, summer crop in, timing is everything in East Texas. And roasted beets are the simplest dish you'll ever love!

Spring harvest out, summer crop in, timing is everything in East Texas. And roasted beets are the simplest dish you'll ever love!

Another one?!

Another one?!

A recent handy hubby creation. Can you guess what it is?

A recent handy hubby creation. Can you guess what it is?