Well, I am getting my garden in, I might actually have it in before July 4th! (Believe me, this is amazing for me. We usually have a swamp until mid July...)
I started thinking about the 'stuff' I am planting, and I have a feeling I will have a very interesting harvest, if all comes up like it's supposed to.
Carrots: white, yellow, orange, red, and purple.
Tomatoes: red, yellow, and blue (ish).
Peppers: red, yellow, brown, purple.
Beans: green, yellow, and purple.
Kohlrabi: green, red.
Then there is the yellow crookneck squash, green zucchini, eggplant from a friend, (So, are they dark purple? They are growing great guns, and I thank you much!!!), and some watermelon, that I think is yellow... I believe that I will have a highly decorative lunch soon. Oh, and corn. Oddly enough, that is just standard yellow. Oh, and there should be turnips and beets on that list. (White and red, respectively.)
So, yes, I did go a bit nuts with color this season, but we shall see what the Darwinian Gardener gets for this experiment in Skittles gardening... (Whooole different meaning to tasting of rainbows!)
IF all goes well, (and for a pleasant change, it has), we shall have a few chicks soon. Taurus has actually stayed setting. She is a bit of a fickle bird, but she is intent now...
And if I have the date right, she should be having chicks about the 29th. (Pics when they pop.) I knew she was serious, when Longtail got up onto the nest, and was trying to get her to come out. She turned, and bit him on the butt! He launched out, and she must have bit fairly stoutly, as she had two or three feathers in her beak. I noticed he was not quite so anxious to be up there after that...
So, we shall have the little golden-red fuzzy puff balls soon. If all hatch, 5. Now I just need to come up with names for them.
Ok, I know, it's the official "Naming of chicks" request. If you have a suggestion, feel free to chime in. If there are more than 5 names, I will put them in the
magic sorting hat, my cowboy hat, and draw out five to make sure they all get names. Let's just say, Husband is always wondering about my sense of humor when I think of names like "a la King", or "Soup".
Hey, I calls 'em as I sees 'em...
(Hmm, Michael, Tito... Naaaaah...)