I boobled out to feed the chickens, and decided to install the third nest box and tune up the bouncy roosts. The roosts are locust poles, and pretty springy. I think the guineas are doing gymnastics on them – parallel-bar routines, swinging round and round, and doing daring dismounts. How else can you explain the way they are out of their brackets nearly every day?
So I took out some pipe strapping and fastened the poles down with deck screws. We'll see if it stands up to guinea gymnasts.
I attached the new nest box in the corner – and note the four hens crowding to sleep in the old nests. Silly birds. They must all be serious about hatching chicks, or they'd be on the roosts as usual.
C. planted half the hoop house with Ukrainian Chinese cabbage Bokal. I came along and stuck clear packing tape on the tears, and under the clips as well. The tape sticks well to the fabric.
C. dug a few clumps of quack grass out of a bed and planted Delikatesna kohlrabi. "Is this too much kohlrabi?" she asked. "How much kohlrabi do we need?" No idea. We've not grown it before. Does it taste like chocolate? Because then we'd need lots.
C. dug up some multiplier onions that were multiplying in the wrong place and brought them in to dry.
We fled the rain and came in to rummage up dinner. I built a fire because it's chilly.
Two eggs today. No guinea eggs. They've taken to laying them in the hills, dammit.