I’m not 100% sure why, but the spinach crop that I planted last fall is the biggest, healthiest crop of spinach that I’ve ever had. It could just be favorable weather this spring, or maybe the compost added before planting? Or maybe, just maybe I’m a total genius gardener. Mm, is it genius to plant seeds and then just let them grow?
Like my Dad used to say, “Self-brag stinks.” I love that.
It surprises me daily how much I enjoy those goofy chickens. I’m glad you helped talk me into it. They don’t even lay eggs yet. I expected to have them, feed them, water them, and then enjoy the eggs. But I find myself watching them as they do what they do many times a day, and it’s awesome. They’re starting to lose their shyness. I walk out there three or four times a day with scraps from the kitchen or the garden and make idiot noises, and they perk up and walk in my direction. Little pleasures are the best.