My Chickens and garden update
I didn’t smile because I thought we were just taking pictures of the chickens, but that’s the way I look naturally, people have always believed that I’m upset about something, but no, that’s just me when I’m not smiling.
The fence ain’t to cool, but I just bought some material to improve on that. I live in Oklahoma City and I don’t know if we’re allowed to have chickens, didn’t ask. if people can have dogs and cats, then I can have chickens, and neither one of these are roosters, so they won’t crow.
My sister has a chicken who just has to roost, and the result is that she has lots of chicks, so to help with the overcrowding, I volunteered to take a few and as an experiment to see if the neighbors will complain and if or not I will be forced to get rid of them.
I think everyone should try to have chickens and gardens if they can. Perchance our grocery stores will not always be fully stocked at affordable prices all year around as they have been in the past. Large portions of the worlds population is going hungry because their food is in our grocery store, a fact you may not have thought of or realized, but I’m telling you now. So we need to try to be a little considerate and attempt to be self sufficient, honestly, I’m not doing to good at it, but it’s a start, it will take time.
The chicken coop looks really cool, I didn’t make it. My sister paid a lot of money for it when she decided to get chickens and was disappointed it was so small. She now has a big chicken coop and used this for the chicks. A big storm came about a month ago with 96 mile an hour winds and picked up this little coop and slammed it up against a tree. So i bought the pieces from my sister and put it back together again.
My soil is the worst soil I have seen in my life. I don’t know if past residents sprayed a bunch of chemicals or what. I have planted watermelon, both times they have died. I planted pumpkin and that looked promising, but they just died. The Peas grew, we got a handful before they died, threw it in a salad and they tasted awful. The potatoes which I planted three times appear to be ready to dig up, tomorrow I’ll see if I got one or two. I planted strawberries last year, they died. Tomatoes are growing, I believe that is because I panted them in the same soil I bought them in, and I cheated, I bought fertilizer for them. I have seen a few green tomatoes, but they seem to disappear, I don’t know if something is eating them. My wife planted carrots, lettuce tomatoes radishes, some of it started to grow, but it all died. So if it wasn’t for grocery stores, we’d be starving.
I have started a compost pile, that and the chickens. It was a very hot and dry summer. Next year it will be cooler, turn in some of that mulch, it will get better.