Monday, May 16, 2011
My son is helping me paint the chicken coop so that it looks like a "Red Barn." Next payday I'll buy the white paint for the trim. You might recognize this photo as a sepia-tint photo from a recent post. Notice how the weeds between the garlic and the chicken coop are not nearly as prominent looking in the sepia-tinted photo! The weeds keep the sand from blowing around, so even though they harbor bugs, I keep them around until I am ready to plant - which means most of them will make it to viable seed production. That's ok, though - as the weeds also add valuable green matter to my compost pile.
I will likely never see fruit from my hardy nectarine. It seems to always burst into bloom shortly after the first 70*F day - never learning that here in the High Desert, that a day like that invariably is followed by a 20*F night later in the week. Still, it's a beautiful tree all covered in pink. And it survived two winters where we got into the negative temps for a week or more each. So I can't complain at all.
Oregano is growing like crazy, tender and strong smelling amid last year's woody flower stalks.