Last weekend I got engaged! I’m soooo looking forward to sharing my life with the person I love most. I am truly blessed that he supports all my undertakings and (after a while) gets excited with me!
I have been saving all my disposable coffee cups and they were starting to take up quite some space, so I made little holes in the bottom and took them all out to my vegetable garden. I removed the top layer of mulch to reveal my beautiful soil alive with earthworms! When I planted there the first time 2 years ago, the soil was tired and dead. I am so proud to see all my inhabitants living in my veggie soil! Using a little garden spade, I filled up my coffee cups almost to the brim with the soil. Carefully, I tried to miss the earthworms so that I do not cut them in half by accident! I planted a few beetroots, spinach, a random pea, basil and some winter flowers. Our house has a lovely sunspot in front of its big lounge window, so I made a little tray for all my little seeds.
They stood there in the lazy winter sun, until yesterday morning when they burst through the soil to show their identity. I have to turn the tray a few times a day to keep the seedlings from leaning to one side due to the light only coming from one direction. They are strong and healthy plants.
The chicken situation
Regarding my chicken situation, I have decided to sell all my laying hens (all 80 of them). I sold quite a few chickens this week, there are just 20 of my non-laying laying hens left. I now get one egg a day, so I sold one of my egg layers! Oops!
It is amazing how long it now takes to finish a bag of food! I am saving around R2000 a month just with chicken food.
I am also thinking about changing the coop layout and then I want to try to raise more broiler chicks. Maybe first grow a patch of oat hay behind the coop so that they can graze outside a few hours a day.