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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wings in the Forest--A Garden Chronicle for 2011 (entry 5)

This week the chickens came
to distract us
from gardening and do some
chicken work.
Many of us
made up for all the playtime
by helping the
chickens dig
for grubs and loosen the soil.

A blind chicken will often find an ear of corn.
--Austrian Proverb

Some of us used a dandy claw
tool to prepare the earth
for radishes
while others planted
and sunflower sprouts.

Thanks Sarah for
bringing the new tool!

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain

The weather was perfect, while working hard
I did not break a sweat nor did I get a chill.
It was just a few weeks ago that we were filling
the coats of little ones with hand warmers
and just last week we were dripping
with sweat and leaving with sunburn.

The mysteries of Southern weather?

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood

The little ones loved getting a ride
in the wagon out to
mulch pile
and helping the big kids
bring it back
to the garden's edge.

Hopefully, the mulch will
keep the
weeds away.

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1 comment:

Kristin said...

We had lots of fun and can't wait for next time!