Whew. Yesterday was a pretty crazy day 'round here! For starters, I looked outside to see this:
Chico, Aura, and Pearl had congregated around the bird feeder because somehow a bird got stuck behind the glass panels. As you can see, Chico did his best to catch 'em but I ran outside and set the bird free before anything happened. Naughty cats!
Then we lost 1 of our 16 chicks which was very sad, but it happens sometimes. Sniff, sniff. It was one of the Golden-Laced Cochins. Rest in peace little chickie!
Later in the day, Ben decided to buy some potatoes so we could get them planted. He bought a few Red Potomac and some Red Lasodas:
We are pretty new to gardening still, so hopefully we did everything right! We are always learning lots of new things. First, we cut our potatoes in pieces:
I have heard that it is wise to wait a day before you plant the pieces, but we decided to go ahead and plant them today before the weather gets nasty.
We planted our potatoes in a bed of 1/3 compost manure, 1/3 straw, and 1/3 plain ol' dirt. This is what worked well for us last year so we are doing it again!
While Ben took care of planting potatoes, I had a look at our radishes and onions. They are lookin' purty good so far:
And finally, I gathered some eggs!
What a busy day we had!! What was your day like yesterday?