I haven’t posted for a while for a few reasons, mostly because I got out of the habit because of a few disappointing events regarding posts. One of which I did a lot of work documenting putting up an electric fence and lost it all. Secondly the weather was crap, we had lots of late freezes and snows along with a lot of rain.
However since then, just before April, we got some new chickens.
I normally get straight runs, meaning it’s a mix of male and female but this time I just got females. All the roosters normally got canned but as far as resale it’s the eggs and the hens can get canned when they are done laying. I do think it’s good to have roosters but I still have four.
The garden is in.
Last year I mentioned wanting to not till but under my conditions and abilities it didn’t work so I bought a tiller just wanting to hedge my bets on having a good garden.
Philosophical ideas on gardening are good but if you don’t get usable product the philosophy is useless. It is better to grow your own vegetables with chemicals than to buy from big business. That being said I’m still planning on organic fertilizers and not spraying pesticides but tilling is getting done right now.