When I pulled up the mess of plastic & leaves, look what I found underneath:
|Don't know what some of it is, but I wanted to eat it up!
Ever since I cleaned out the beds over the weekend, the chickens have been scratching it up to their heart's content and adding a bit of nitrogen to the soil in the process. And as much as I like seeing chickens scratching around in dirt, they were no longer going to be welcome to scratch around in this particular piece of real estate.
After much "shooing" and waving of arms (and later swearing and yelling), the chickens finally vacated the immediate area. It also helped that I eventually had the bright idea to fling some chicken scratch in an area a distance away from the beds.
Rhiannon and I made twelve short rows in the wonderfully soft dirt and planted two kinds of spinach, two kinds of lettuce and even some radishes. Still not quite sure why I planted radishes, I don't even like them. Maybe Paul will eat them.
During the seed scattering, Evil Kitty came to say hello to us. Actually, she came to say hello, then proceeded to dig a little hole in the dirt, and take a whiz. Nice, eh? Wonder if cat pee is good for vegetables.
I still had two hoop sections of dirt left to plant, but had other barn chores to attend to so we covered up the bed with the plastic sheeting and hoped for the best.
Maybe in the next week or so I'll have pictures of my sprouting spinach or lettuce to share with you.