Patreon supporters. Thanks to the group of you for your contributions, they have made a difference for us. A week after returning from the convention, I'm finally feeling fully recovered, and refocused at home. As we were away, the plants got rain and sun, and positively shot up! Many are doing very well, but for today I'm going to focus on the beans, and the potatoes. Other than that I'm going to talk about the turkeys and the chickens a bit.
The chickens are teaching the turkeys "how to chicken" which is funny, except when they're rolling around on the garden bed and knocking over everything they touch. Their claws are big and sharp, their wings are powerful, and they peck hard. Turkeys are a whole different beast. They even poop big, which reminds me, the photo Right demonstrates just why I need to get chain and put the waterer off the ground. They sit on it and shit in it. The turkeys are still very much a learning experience, and I'm going to really need to figure out just how I'm going to work with them long term. Getting them herded back into their coop is difficult. The one time I've managed it, instead of letting them roost outside, which I want to avoid, I ended up carrying a hissing turkey under each arm. I really do need to get them in regularly. Having them lead the chickens off into the woods to roost in the trees is not so good, and actually led to the chicks being outside overnight last night even with the turkeys in.
The electrical netting is looking better and better.