The Great Pea Assassination
|The aftermath...little pea nubs...enough to make a farmgal scream!!!|
|WANTED for crimes against botany!!! EGG, JANE, and LIZZY!!! |
(Helen, aka Bind Chicken, was not in on this...she can't even find the peas!!!)
As I walked toward the scene of complete annihilation, it struck me as to what happened. Chickens, bored and hungry, decided that the pea shoots looked tasty and fun. Chicken dinner thoughts crossed my mind!!! I hate to admit that, but I really thought about how capable I am at wringing necks...I have serious muscle mass from all of this farm work!!! After coming to my senses, I decided that I would have to find a way to keep the girls out of the peas...can you say BIRD NETTING??? The criminals were grounded to their coop this morning while I ran to a garden store to find some netting. I don't know what kind of things would happen in chicken prison, but I hope the girls thought about it!!!
|With the bird netting, you can hardly see it.|
Netting strung around the peas, the girls were released early for good behavior. You can't even see the netting unless you are close, and it will deter them from a tasty snack. I am really hoping that the peas recover. We have more coming on the farm, but these are tasty and serve an aesthetic purpose...cross your fingers and pray for chicken change of heart!!!
|What the peas should look like...|
hopefully the others will catch up.
|Tulip beds by the Joseph Smith Memorial Building|
|These beds were amazing, the colors changed as the bed went along. |
|Yellow and blue beds. They use a clumping technique when planting to make |
everything look naturalized. I love the yellow and blue together.
There were deep blue pansies too.
|English dasies everywhere. I LOVE THESE!!!|
|This bed is by the Visitor's Center. I fell in love with this one. |
Red tulips, orange and yellow poppies, pansies,...the colors were so vibrant!
These beds are surrounded by moss, not grass, FANTASTIC!
|Spring!!! Is there anything like it?|