The biggest news of the past two weeks- all four of our chickens are now laying eggs! This means four a day and no more buying eggs again.
We do have some problems with them though – they love eating our flowers too much. Artur’s mum planted many beautiful flowers under this tree, but the chickens have pecked at most of them and like taking dirt baths in the soil here.
To try and stop this problem, we are now trying to mainly restrict the chickens to the ‘garden’ we do not use. Right now it is overgrown and full of stinging nettle, though we spent a bit of time pulling out roots to make it easier to move around.
This beautiful spring weather is making our plants grow like crazy and we ate our first two strawberries. (They just tasted like normal strawberries.)
This plant is huge. (Either zucchini or eggplant – not quite sure yet.)
Maybe I’m just a naive city girl, but I’ve never seen spinach leaves so big before.
Garret also built us a new raised bed (which looks a bit like a family graveyard), as we were running out of space for our vegetables. So many of them need to be moved out of the greenhouse and replanted as they are getting way too big.
Rehomed some tomato and cucumber plants
Tad and Rafa started growing mushrooms in the basement and Maria, Ritsko and I tried making cheese… looks kinda gross but tastes fine (but not amazing).
And…. we have some new paintings for the house.
A painting of Ozarow, Artur’s hometown
Bought from a flea market in Jüterbog… possibly of Venice??
A Picasso print (Paul en Arlequin)