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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

more sprung spring

planted more lettuce, radishes, peas, carrots, beets, and rotated another hen outside for a little tour of the yard.  both days so far the paroled hen had a great dirt bath and scratched deep for worms.  the ISA brown we let loose today was more confident and less worried about staying right by the pen where the other hens were still oppressed.

i still have a ton of bricks and patio stones.  i keep working over ideas about what to do with those.  maybe a spiral garden or use them for borders.  regardless, i need to pile them in an organized fashion, so that i can nail together some another raised bed frame.

based on the improvement this year in planting cool crops earlier, i think without any extreme season extending measures, i can eat 7 months out of the year from the garden.  with cold storage of potatoes, onions, etc., i can eat fresh food year round without too much trouble.  less talk, more action.

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