I haven't posted anything in over two years thanks to the arrival of this sweet boy. I could either spend my newly limited time and energy actually gardening, or writing about gardening, and I chose to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. After he learned to walk, spending time outside is his favorite activity. He loves the chickens, and they, well, tolerate him I guess.
He is fascinated by their eyes and wants to poke at their eyes in the same way he enjoys poking at the eyes of people.
I'm doing an experiment with cover crops this year. This is the site of my tomato patch for the summer. My plan is for the crimson clover and rye grass to die in the heat of summer and to provide a mulch for the tomatoes. In past years I have spread hay as mulch, which is a time-consuming process, especially in the scale on which I grow tomatoes. I let the chickens into the clover last week and they have helped trample it.