We've had salads from the garden, but this was the first real meal it provided. Mmmm. I'm so looking forward to tomatoes, too.
In other news, M and Richard came up to fence the back yard for their two dogs. We'll be dog sitting for them for a few days – and tortoise sitting as well. They'll set up turtle quarters in the purple bathroom, which has working lights and outlets (oooooo!). They have two Sulcata tortoises.
I worked on the chicken house framing some. Reusing the old greenhouse structure is a pain. I probably should have dismantled it and used the boards instead of whole walls. It's patched together with new lumber and is a little funky. I suppose chickens won't care, and the old tiny-pane windows will make it shabby-charming. That's my look – shabby-charming.
I let the guineas out into the old sheep pasture for an hour or so in the evening, and call them home with millet and sunflower seeds. We're having four-egg days lately. I think they're content.
And C. has bought a rescue Suri alpaca on Craig's List. He'll be arriving Wednesday. He's about 5, just had all of his medical/dental/toenail stuff done, and is white with blue eyes. He'll hang with the sheep, and we'll look for a companion for him. Suris have long, silky corded fleeces, expensive to buy and dreamy to spin.