The garden has really started to explode! Pumpkins... Let me tell you... I have never grown pumpkins before, and next year, I will cut the number of plants by like, 99 percent. They have taken over the bed they are in. I really had no idea they would get this big! And speaking of big, my zucchini plant is GINORMOUS! I am not kidding. this thing is as tall as me and about 5 feet wide. The leaves are insane. Two years ago, I could barely get those darn things to stay alive, and now this one is trying to eat me alive. "Feed me Seymour!" I picked one little zuke off since its flower died, and I didn't want this little unfertilized baby to go to waste. We will eat it in our eggs this morning.
And speaking of eggs... While I was gone, Hubby told me of 2 eggs that were produced that were, uh, odd... They were both really little, like ping pong ball sized, really round instead of oval, and they were REALLY fragile. One broke while it was in his hand, and the other had broken on top of the nesting box. WHy it had been laid there, I will never know. I have read that weak shells are a sure sign of lacking in calcium. I gave the girls some cottage cheese this morning, and will give them some more tomorrow in hopes of upping that a little. But why would they be so little and oddly shaped? One other thing... Blanche is limping. I have no idea why. She is able to walk and flap around, but there is a definite limp. I picked her up and was feeling her legs and feet to see if there is something I could find, but honestly, I have no idea what a "good" leg feels like vs a "bad" leg... Help?
|Audrey II the Zucchini|
|This weeks harvest|
Peas - 4 pounds
Cubanelle - 11 ounces
Eggs - 15
Thanks Daphne for hosting Harvest Monday!