The sun and rain has made the rose bushes all bloom like crazy.
It has also made a zillion weeds start growing in my garden. I have a weed control plan and need to put it into action today.
Meanwhile, the hens enjoy napping ON the porch, in the sun.
Mavis actually let me take a few photos in front of the weeds and roses.
She has always been a bit camera phobic, so her sitting and looking at me while I snapped the photo, was a real treat.
My farm friends gave me 50 empty grain bags so I could cover my garden with them and some straw so I could keep the weeds down.
My goal is to keep weeding to a bare minimum this year as I am busy with the Community Garden, the 250th celebrations and organizing a Tour D' Coop.
Mavis again laid down for a quick photo.
Must be a special day.
The hens came and pecked at the few grains left in the bags after I cut them in half.
I have another 50 grain bags in the garage to add to the pile.
I need a lot to cover the garden.
I spent an hour opening the bags up and splitting them in half so they will lay flat on the garden.
The 6 bales of straw arrived a few hours later and of course the flock came by to check them out.
As they inspected each bale I went to collect some eggs.
I was pleasantly surprised to find 5 today.
There is nothing better than eating fresh eggs!
Looks a little like the Fidelity path from the commercial....
Then I dragged a bale of straw out to the garden and proceeded to cover the grain bags with it.
It didn't take long before I had most of the "bag paths" covered with straw.
What kind of weed control are you using this year in your gardens?