Sunday, April 13, 2008

chickens: better than TV

transplanting away & battening down the hatches

Today we transplanted lots of our baby plants. Jean and Carol asked us today whether we had been suckered into setting plants out - the weather had been great for a while, and (predictably, given Alabama's capricious climate) now a cold snap's hit us, with lows in the low thirties for a few days. There's a reason our frost date is in the middle of April. Hopefully, this week'll be the last of near-freezing temperatures. So we spent a couple of hours today covering up the few peppers and tomatoes and squashes and cukes that we were foolish enough to plant. We're hoping for the best.

Also, an armadillo fell into our dry well. We're lowering him food and water and trying to figure out how in the world we'll get him out. Can armadillos climb?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Getting baby chicks today! And I saw this here lizard hanging out by the worm bin.