We had a lot to do in the garden this weekend. I wanted to get started on my herb/medicinal garden, but the weather had other plans for us. I did get all the laundry, vacuuming, mopping, and other household chores done. I even managed to wash a few windows … just a few, I HATE doing windows. I also spent the day replacing almost 3 years of blog pictures that suddenly went missing. I’m not sure why or how, but most of my pictures simply disappeared and in its place was a small white box with a question mark. So for those of you new to my blog or those who are looking through old posts, I’m getting there. It’s been extremely time consuming, but I’m 3/4 of the way done.
So what’s happening around the farm. EGGS, lots of eggs.
The chickens have been quite busy. During a reprieve in the rain, I collected almost 3 dozen eggs today (I was shy one egg). We just started to get some blue ones again. I’m not sure if this is from one of the new chickens or one of the old chickens coming off her winter break. They’re long and skinny. Our polish chickens who weren’t supposed to be good layers are GREAT layers. They started laying during the coldest part of our Hawai’i winter when most of the chickens were taking a break.
We also have a lot of black raspberries right now. They’re so sweet and fat.
Our nectarine tree has about a dozen fruit on it. Nectarines don’t typically grow at our elevation or climate. It needs something cooler. But we bought a low chill variety, and we had some pretty cold nights during this winter, so I think that’s why we are seeing this many fruit. Granted 12 fruit on one tree isn’t a lot, but it’s the most we’ve ever had.
We also had one, yep one, plum. I touched it and it fell off the tree. It was super small, but I still split it with my husband. It was actually pretty good.
Our white mountain apple has a lot of flowers on it. We’ll get a nice yield this year.
Our jaboticaba is flowering as well. I ate the one berry on the tree (see left top of picture); for some reason there was no seed in it.
And finally, our little Bailey is growing quickly. She now weight 19.7 pounds. The vet thinks she’ll be around 60 pounds. It’s a little bigger than we thought she’d get. She’s a little sweetheart around us, but she knows how to hold her ground if she gets picked on by the other dogs. One of her ears has gone up, like a heeler dog usually does, but the other ear … well not so much. She’s looking a little lopsided, but still adorable.