The one issue, our chickens. This is our third summer with chickens and the first summer they have really been a problem in the garden. They are not eating anything, I have row covers for that. But the bed where the tomatoes grow can't be covered because of the stakes, and the chickens have been going in there to scratch in the straw in search of bugs. Not a big deal until they took out two tomato plants. So we installed fencing this week, around the front beds and the potato beds. So far so good. The fence also keeps Shelby, our dog, out too. She was digging in a few of the beds looking for spots to bury the squirrels she catches.
There is a shift in the garden at this time of year, all the hard work is done, a little harvesting is beginning and for a few weeks I can enjoy the slow, easy days of checking in on things, watering a little bit here and there and just hanging out in the garden. As I mentioned last week, it is the tend and nurture stage, and I love it. It's a good place to be
How are things around your garden?