One of the bright sides to summer in the desert is that our vegetable garden and our fruit trees are absolutely thriving! I can't take credit for the success of the plants as my husband and mom do most of the gardening (although I do water from time to time ;). Currently in our garden we're growing corn, peppers, various herbs, watermelon, zucchini, tomatoes, and peppers.
One of my fabulous garden markers from Monkeys Always Look
We hung up these CD's to keep the birds from eating the veggies. It seems to work well as we haven't had any problems since they've been hung.
Almonds on our almond tree
In addition to the delicious fruits and veggies, we should have fresh eggs very soon! My girls have been spending a lot of time in their nesting boxes lately and they are about the age to start laying. I can't wait! We are totally on egg watch over here. I'm hoping that the summer heat won't decrease their production too much. To keep them comfortable during our hot afternoons, we turn on a little portable mister for them and they hang out under it for hours. We spoil our girls in the hopes that they'll spoil us in return.
And I have to include a recent shot of my favorite chicken, Effie. Her fluffy cheeks have filled out to a full on beard. She is totally awkward but definitely affectionate and loving.