Sunnybrook Farm shows daily activities of living in rural Virginia.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sunny and warm but a little breezy this morning.
Here comes the supervisor trotting down the road.
A gift for me! Thanks awfully your highness but I just had breakfast.
She decided that she didn't want it either, bad kitty.
Busy day at work, then went through Rocky Mount on the way home as I picked up some fence netting for the new chicken lot. I noticed the guys painting the sign back on the old Coca Cola building, I think it is opening up as a restaurant or something so they decided to put the sign up on the front.
After chores, I spent some more time digging grass out from between the hop rows so that I can till it and plant field corn for supports.
Some of the potatoes are breaking through the crust after being planted nearly a month ago. I was beginning to wonder if they were coming up but it has been cold and even snowed on them once.
Some of the hops are growing nicely while others are just coming through the ground. It probably depends on the condition of the roots that I dug up.
The rye is 4 to 5 feet tall, it really shot up over the last couple weeks.
The grain heads have formed but not bloomed yet, it may get over my head by then.
The supervisor is walking on a row of potatoes that is protected from frost by a row of kale and weeds along the barley. No doubt she was looking for more yellow birds.
The broody hen came off her nest to eat around sunset, she has about 5 more days to go so I need to get the new chicken area fixed up for her to be isolated.