There is not a lot going on in the backyard this week. Except. . .I’m up to my eyeballs in lettuce. So much for succession planning. I finally cut back eight beautiful heads of green, romaine and red leaf lettuce. Nom, nom, nom.
My daughter photo bombs my lettuce shot, making it infinitely more interesting.
I washed and dried all the lettuce. Then I put it into gallon size Ziploc bags, each with a folded paper towel inside each one. I don’t know why, but I’ve always done this – seems to keep the lettuce longer by pulling out moisture from the lettuce. Anyone else do this? We were able to give some away to grandma and grandpa, and our neighbors! Yay for sharing!
We also had a bag full of VERY SPICY radishes. Do these get spicier the bigger they get? How does that work? I have no idea. This is the last of our radishes.
My daughter, checking for eggs, her favorite thing to do every day. Do you see the random chicken in this picture? That would be Apple, our Rhode Island Red, who was running around the yard.
I got a lot of feedback last week when I posted this picture that she looks an awful lot like a rooster. People with Rhode Island Red hens say our Apple looks nothing like theirs. From what people are telling me, we probably have a rooster on our hands – but she (or he) has not crowed yet, thankfully. Only time will tell – we are waiting for an egg or a crow!
The baby birds in our hanging basket out front are getting so big, so quickly! There are four of them. They now have eyes, are starting to get real feathers and are lookin’ pretty cute.
She wants a worm. Ha! Can’t help her there.
This is their mom or dad. I have no idea. It’s the bird who yells at me every time I try to peak at the babies. She/he keeps a very close eye whenever I peek. Does anyone know what kind of bird this is?
And one more photo, an orange lily in our yard on it’s last leg. Most of it’s friends have shriveled up for the year, but a few blooms are left.
Another great week in the yard! So thankful for the bounty of the lettuce, the beauty of the baby birds and the mystery of our hen/rooster.
So that’s what’s happening in my backyard. Humor me and tell me what’s happening in yours. What’s going on in your yard this week?