That's the way my life has been this week. A little homework, a little time in the garden. A little class, a little walking. A little shuttling of kids around, a little cooking. Not enough time on any one thing. A little of this, a little of that.
I've managed to get two new chickens ordered, and they'll be arriving Sunday. I decided on Golden Sexlinks, as they seem to do well with extreme temperatures, have a fairly calm demeanor, and are excellent layers of large brown eggs. We could use some more large brown eggs around here, that's for sure - we are noticing the effects of keeping an aging flock. Some young hens should help us out.
I've managed to transplant the cucumber starts into the fire rings, which are full of that good dirt we got last weekend.
I've managed to prop up the blueberry bushes (more like vines at this point, really) since they are getting heavy with fruit.
I've managed to move a few perennials around the garden, after noting that they'd do much better elsewhere. The more experience I get with flower gardening, the more I realize how important it is to plant by community. A section for dry shade, a section for full hot sun, a section for rich moist soil, etc. And as the garden trees change and grow, the communities change also.
Lots to do this coming weekend: Transplanting the rest of the summer veg, putting in stakes for the tomatoes, getting ready for the new chickens and getting them settled, and a bee hive check. 80 degrees predicted for tomorrow.