I mentioned yesterday how I haven’t been able to sleep past 5:30am since half of my family is missing. What I didn’t mention was how much I love early mornings; it has actually been a gift! This is the view as I walk out to let the chickens out:
A real gardener will definitely laugh at this next picture, but I was so excited to actually find a few edibles in my garden the other morning. I mean, I truly had given up on the garden producing anything this year!
Surprise! We have about a dozen red bell peppers starting. Again, I thought the pepper plant was dead.
And, my favorite surprise of all… we actually have a few watermelons growing!!! Will they keep growing? Will they be edible? We shall see!
The next surprise wasn’t exactly in the garden, but in the chicken coop: one of our “babies” laid its first egg! Can you guess which one?
The final surprise was really quite disturbing. I was out picking the little green cabbage loopers off the peppers when I noticed enormous little pellets. Surely, a horn worm had been there. Then I saw it! The first hornworm of the season. Yuck, yuck, yuck:
I then showed the kids and offered them a quarter to find another. They found two more!
I’m hoping for no more of the last surprise, but I am doubtful!