Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Layers

I told you I thought the chickens liked their new straw bedding.

The top egg is from yesterday, it is a large-sized egg.  The bottom one is from today, probably a double yolker!

I also tested the soil for the garden.  I bought an electronic soil tester which shows the pH and overall N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) concentration.  Unfortunately it doesn't show each individual mineral's concentration.  It is low overall, but I think I will get a kit that tests each one individually.  The pH was perfect!  So more testing then we will begin adding.  Finally we will plant and cover.

I'm also thinking of changing the name of this blog.  It is more than just gardening I seem to blog about.  What do you think?


  1. I need to get outside and till the garden, bah!
    Have the guineas started laying yet? Some of ours have. But, not in nests. There are eggs all over the yard, driveway and woodpile. They've made nests, just haven't used them yet! ;-p
    I'll have to copy you and take some pictures of the guinea eggs.
    My turkey Annabelle has gone missing, just a couple days after we had a mountain lion go through the back yard. I don't think it's related though, I hope not.

  2. Enjoying reading about your experiences. Thanks! Don't change the name unless you really want to. I think it's great. You're just cultivating more than veggies, that's all!
    BTW I'm a gardener with a sore back, maybe I should read that book you're getting!! :)

  3. It's a great book, can't wait for it to be delivered so I can refresh my memory a bit.