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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 30, 2017 at 4:11am

I enjoy seeing these lovely roses, they lift my spirits. I am not familiar with the beautiful pink flower. 

The chickens and ducks look healthy. Are ducks as destructive to gardens as chickens? Both species provide excellent nourishment to growing things. 

You ask a good question about the name for the female duck. The search is on: 

"A baby duck is called a duckling, and an adult male is a drake. An adult female duck is called a hen or a duck, and a group of ducks can be called a raft, team or paddling. Generic terms like bird, chick and flock also apply to ducks."

https://www.thespruce.com/fun-facts-about-ducks-387094

So, you have a raft of ducks or a paddling of ducks. I didn't know that!

Comment by kathy: ky on May 29, 2017 at 8:50pm
I transplanted some sun flowers today. The bed they came from were volunteers from last year's flowers. Some places were thicker than hair on a dogs back and some were thin. They didn't even wilt down and it was hot today. But they are just seedlings. A lot of them went beside the chicken coop so I'm hoping they will help shade it and help keep the hens cool. Plus they're very pretty.
Comment by Randall Smith on May 29, 2017 at 7:48am

I was pretty upset to find 3 of my 4 kale plants laying (lying?) inert on the ground, evidently chewed off by a wascally wabbit. It didn't bother to eat the leaves. I got 4 replacements (from my kid's organic farm). Like so many other plants, I'll cover or fence them up at night.

I pulled a bunch of radishes yesterday and froze them. I googled how to do it. Hope it works.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 28, 2017 at 1:53pm

From what I read, the white fungus is good for gardens.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 28, 2017 at 1:25pm
We're having more rain and storms : (
Now it's hot and humid. Seems we just can't shake this weather front.
Comment by kathy: ky on May 28, 2017 at 1:13pm
Spud, you mean the white fungus under the mulch is a good thing??
I find it under my mulch all the time but I break it up. Should I leave it??
Comment by Idaho Spud on May 28, 2017 at 10:42am

There's a fungus amoungous.  Yea!

The last few days, I've dug out weeds under my trees and spread 1.5 - 2 inches of wood chips around them.  Today, when I dug into the pile of wood chips, I was very happy to see white fungi already growing in it.

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 28, 2017 at 5:00am

Good name.

Comment by kathy: ky on May 27, 2017 at 10:32pm
I think I'll name the greedy hen donnie t.

: )
Comment by kathy: ky on May 27, 2017 at 12:56pm
Spud, chickens do the same thing. They're funny. Whichever chicken has the largest piece of food all the other chickens will leave food on the ground and chase that one.
 

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