We've been outside enjoying the sunshine this week. Our homeschool year is winding down. The kids are a few weeks ahead in some lessons and it gives us ample opportunity to be outside.
The Violets grow in abundance here and by next week I will be picking them to make Violet jelly. I made a big batch last year and it makes a great glaze for hams or chickens. It's also very yummy on top of cream cheese and a bagel.
If you search on the this blog you will find the recipe for Violet Jelly.
The Lemon Balm is already coming up in huge amounts. It makes delicious tea, lemon extract and fills out flower bouquets with such a lovely smell.
The brocolli has grown quite a bit.
The onions have been planted.
He happily sits next to my sage plant.
Tae found some time to play on the Zip Strip.
When did he get so tall?
The Maple trees are starting to blossom with the Chartreuse green, tender buds.
I'm happy to use my clothes line as well.
The chickens are finding tons of bugs and ticks to eat.
They love this garden for dirt baths.
I don't know how we are going to put mulch in it this year.
They really do make a mess of my side walk and seedlings.
The view from my upper deck shows the chickens having a wonderful time.
These girls roll around, upside down and sideways to make sure every inch of their feathers is covered in dirt. They always look awful afterward.
She learned long ago to leave the chickens alone.
A few too many pecks and she went running.