I don't mean to write about the hoop house ad nauseum, but it withstood it's first test today: to wit, a storm.
Here was the sky to the west this morning:
While to the east:
The storm came through about an hour later, and the wind whipped up very well.
But Keith, who was working in here, did not get bothered by it.
As you see, we have taken a chance and planted some tomatoes. We have always had a good yield from tomatoes in containers, so we are experimenting. We can always replant. Keith told me tonight that he is going to make a potting bench inside, a place to store tools, and an herb table, built up off the ground, where I can plant kitchen herbs and go out and cut them for dinner.
Meanwhile, in the pasture pen with the Mille's, are two little hens from the little henhouse.
These two little silkie crosses NEVER came outside. I don't think the white one had ever been out, and the little brown girl was only rarely out. If you look close, you can see her poor little neck is bare, along with her back, because of the two big roosters. There are two others in there being beaten up in the same way, but I have not moved them yet. The little white girl was scared to death the first day, but now they are co-existing happily with the Mille Fleurs. This little rooster is going to have to go, I want Boots to be breeding the Millies, who have yet to lay an egg. I don't blame them, I'm sure they left a decent house to come live in a dog house. I hope to rectify this later this summer.
Here is part of the black and white group in the pasture tonight.
I have a surprise coming on Thursday that I can't wait to tell you all about... I am going to take a half day on Thursday and a half day on Friday. More to come about this later!