I know I know, I should have tighten them up a little better. But I seriously needed a crane for some of my sunflowers to be able to reach the highest point. But one stormy day knocked them over and now they are all flat. Such a pity sight. I cut them and make flower bushes from them. I shall paint them like Van Gogh so they were not cut short in life in vain.
There they go, my precious sunflowers.
The remaining sunflowers do look pretty on my new homemade table.
Already the leaves of some of the plants are starting to color like fall is on the corner. I don't like this last phase of summer when decay is starting to happen. I try to hide this part by cutting away any off colored leaf I can find.
Garden is now really starting to decay. It's such a pity. Next to that I have to confess something about my chickens. They were taken back to the shop where I originally purchased them. They sadly were harassed by cats from the neighborhood. They were so anxious that they stopped laying all together. It is really a shame. I tried to blockade the cats out of my garden with barb wire and such things. But they simply come over the shed from the neighbors to mine and I have no way of stopping them there. So in the end - to prevent finding dead chickens in my coop, I decided to return them. It was an expensive hobby in this way. One egg was worth 15 euro's when calculating the costs of the housing, food and feeders
My chickens are doing well. They seem pretty pleased with their new accommodation at my place and they're happily foraging away. I'm pleased with the white marbels they produce, so we're one happy family :-)
It's amazing how fast everything grows. My gnome was previously sitting in bare ground, but look at the little fellah now, he's watching how my precious flowers grow.
I love my chickens, I like sitting on my little bench watching my chickens. They are so funny, act quite adorably stupid. But I must confess, one is back to the shop. That one (Kwak) the black and white one was always picking the feathers of the other two. The other two were always stressed when the picking hour began. So in the end - to prevent so much havoc - I decided to bring one back. The other two seem really pleased with this decision. They can now forage without the need to hide behind the feeders or the rooster.
Here is another garden update from the Dutch homestead. My little garden girl is doing lovely.
New produce is arriving.
Beans are looking good!
Hi, I'm Bregtje. Here you can find me with my head up side down in the garden. But I also can be found with my head in a newly home made cupboard or above the kitchen stove or even between piles of paper, sticking stuff in arty albums and brushing away with paint! And now I'm developing a new hobby to add to my ever growing project list: blogging about it all! Please find my Garden blog, Kitchen blog, Homemaking blog and Arts blog here!