Today Los Angeles hit record highs and everyone got Spring fever! Lazy Jake took a nap on a bale of straw.Meanwhile, if you’re interested in hearing what the hens sound like when they lay, play the video below. It is the only time they are outrageously loud. I can’t get close because they stop laying and come over to me!
The girls also love being pet! They crouch for petting and chirp adorably.
The cast of characters:
Johnny-Cade:Soda Pop (on left) and Two-Bit (on right):Dallas:Cherry:In the fall, my neighbor gave me some of her delicious Chayote. This sweet tropical squash is nothing like what can be purchased at the store. A single vine can produce 50 squash the first year and several hundred in subsequent years. It is a perennial but the vines die down over the winter and then regrow in the Spring. To grow it, it must be sprouted from a Chayote. Luckily, they sprout easily if you leave them on a counter. The chickens got the first vines but thankfully it is re-sprouting. Hopefully I will get some this year!