I have accidentally domesticated a chicken. Well, she’s a very unusually wired, different chicken, to start with, and since I am a softie, she is now a pet chicken, and I carry her around between work sites.
Apples my companion chicken and I have been making garden rounds. I’m hammering all the remaining warm weather seeds in now that I really believe the frost is over (June 10!). My hands are sore and I got the backs of my hands painfully sunburned. That’s a new one.
In the greenhouse, five rows of six are in. The basil is very slow this year and not ready yet. The cucumbers are downright sluggish, stalled out for nearly a month since transplant, in this weather.Apples finds a new spot each time. This time she tucked in against the wall by the cukes for a good writhing. She’s not exactly outgoing, but she’s not as paranoid as she used to be.
In the second garden (greenhouse adjunct), I suspect she’s not above teasing the roosters, prancing along the fence.
I was planting corn, and the hens outside the fence went nuts. Excuse me, you forgot to let us in, you are clearly providing a snack! And why’s she in there?! The preferentially treated Apples showed actual enthusiasm, chasing the corns before I covered them with dirt, getting a few in her.
In the first garden, she just toddles off, finds some shade.Disappearing into the rhubarb.