The garden is doing very well. The strawberries are almost finished, but the blueberries are going strong. The next best thing to homemade Greek yogurt on a bowl of fresh strawberries, is the yogurt on a bed of freshly picked blueberries.
I'm also picking lots and lots of sugar snap peas.
The flower bed is becoming more colorful all the time. I now have red, pink, and peach lilies in bloom, with Shasta Daisies from my friend, T.
In addition to the mauve, pink, peach and white Yarrow, I have red, pink, white and lavender Monarda blooming.
I do not enjoy this part of sustainable living. In fact, I felt pretty queasy during the hour and a half that we were working on butchering and cleaning the chickens. It's part of being an omnivore, however, and I have come to terms with the not-so-nice parts. The broilers have been either grilled for dinner, or frozen, and the stewing hens have been canned.
Honestly, I am a bit overwhelmed by chickens at the moment. Until butchering day, we had chickens in 3 different houses, each requiring water and feed on a regular basis. We still have 20 layers and 24 pullets, which I hope will be weaned down to about 18 good layers by Fall.