Buddha Hen ended up with 6 little chicks to care for.
She's been doing a great job watching over them.
The garden - in spite of all the gravel - is growing.
I spend a great deal of my time weeding.
Below you see the rows of beets and turnips, and to the far right zucchini.
No actual vegetables yet, but we did enjoy some turnip greens in an omelet.
And then here are the beans, beans, and tomatillos. The tomatillos are looking mighty plentiful - so I'm going to be on the lookout for recipes. I didn't actually think they'd grow, so it's a bit of a surprise that we have so many plants. They're actually doing much better than our regular tomatoes, of which we only had 3 plants come up and they're going pretty slow for now.
Zucchini just about ready to bloom!
The beans just beat the zucchini to it, by blooming first:
The following pictures are for Nancy at A Rural Journal. She hosts a weekly photo linkup called Your Sunday Best, and this past Sunday asked what was in bloom where you lived.
I've got lilies:
Little roses, that have bloomed wild here since before we were here. I guess someone planted them a long time ago. Most years I don't get to see them in bloom, because Paul weed whacks them to death. This year I got lucky. But I guess he never promised me a rose garden...
Hydrangeas, just getting started.
Later we'll get some blue and purple blooms.