My flower gardens have been sadly neglected this year, since I’ve been so busy with my new shop. Luckily we have so many perennials around the farm, that Mother Nature takes care of a lot of it for me.
The phlox and hosta are fighting it out here. This year it seems the phlox is winning, but I think that’s because hosta is a favorite of the chickens to munch on!
I did get to plant a few annuals that I started from seed though. I had just enough to fill these two window boxes.
The window box flowers always make me think of our angel cat Sam, since they were outside “her” window. I’m sure she’d be pleased that I at least got some in there this year (I don’t think I did last year).
I never got around to filling this pot on our patio, but these volunteers, alyssum and petunias showed up anyway!
It has been so fun to watch Mama hen Bella and her chicks hanging out in the coop and run. We’ve never had little ones running around in there before, they were always kept in a cage (with no Mama). They are fast little things! I’ll get some photos of them outside in the run soon. Mama is teaching them how to take dust baths already!
The little family is doing quite well so far! The chicks stick pretty close to Mama, but once in a while they get a little rebellious and don’t follow her!
I gave them all some parsley to munch on, but the little ones just mostly wanted to play with it! 🙂
Isn’t summer wonderful?
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