Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trap Crop

Now this is what I call a trap crop! It is a Broccoil Raab plant left over from fall last year. It made until a few weeks ago when it began to flower. The bees are keeping busy with it but if you look close you will notice about a hundred Harlequin Bugs on it. Wow! This plant has attracted the hard............. to kill garden insects. The killing.....has begun!

Chicken Fun

We have the funniest chickens! A couple of Barred Rock, a few Road Island Reds, and some Naked Necks. We also have six turkeys......you can see some in the picture as well. They are all a sight to watch. I put some Kale out of the garden into the pen and it was a party after that. They were chasing each other around like crazy! It is so funny to watch because one will get the "prize" no matter what it is and run. Then regardless of how much of the "prize" still lays on the ground they will chase the one who is running. It is so funny to watch the games.