Two random decisions have been made this week.
The first one was me deciding not to baby my chickens so much. They need to learn how to acclimate to the weather (while it is still reasonable and not too hot) and they need to realize that kitties are not their friends. A neighborhood cat got very interested in our babies and the babies were interested back. Until the kitty tried to get his paw through their pen. Thank goodness the pen is strong enough.
I wanted to run outside and scare the cat off, but I had to see how reliable the pen is. Thank goodness it worked.
The other decision I made was to move a group of my plants outside. Some of the leaves on my tomato plants and a cucumber plant were getting white spots on them. Through some internet research, the opinion I have come to is that the plants aren’t getting enough direct sunlight or air.
Their first day being outside showed the tomato plants doing well, but the cucumber plants got a little droopy. I’m going to test out different locations with different light and shade to find out which works best. Hooray for learning.
Exciting moment, the jalapeno plants are starting to flower! These are the plants that Nick bought me and they use to be so small!
And the chickens are still enjoying their free range time. Hardcastle hates going back to her hutch. She just wants to stay free all day.