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May 29, 2011

Our weekend has been hot, humid, and all about working outside.
I finally got the chicken garden dug out and planted.
Now comes the waiting.
The girls check it all throughout the day, waiting to see a marigold or dandy green leaf emerge.

The girls aren't happy with the weather.
The lay in the shade and fan out their wings.
Poor things.
We set up their box fan today to give them a nice breeze.
We'll also be proactively treating for lice and mites since we now know the humidity brings them both out.

My garden is now fully planted.
We will have lettuce, mesclun, spinach, herbs, beets, celery root, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots {3 varieties}, peas {3 varieties}, beans {3 varieties}, radish {4 varieties}, potatoes {4 varieties}, asparagus, strawberries, summer squash {4 varieties}, cukes {3 varieties}, melons {5 varieties}, winter squash {3 varieties}, pumpkins {2 varieties}, corn {3 varieties}, tomatoes {10 varieties}, eggplant {2 varieties} and peppers {5 varieties}.
Yes, I got carried away with the tomatoes yet again.

Rhubarb is here!
Mine, however, is still very young, so I purchased quite a bit at the farmers market on Saturday.
I will be making Rhubarb Coffee Cake {recipe here}, Rhubarb Cake {recipe here}, Rhubarb Quick Bread {recipe here}, and Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie (my FAVORITE) {recipe here}. 
I can't wait.
I'll probably purchase more next weekend to freeze for baking throughout the year.

While I worked on the chicken garden and our garden, Jay continued working on my garden shed.
I'm really hoping to be able to use it by the end of the month.

Tomorrow I will be in the kitchen baking!

Wishing you all a Happy Memorial Day!!

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