...how unbelievably quickly the tiny little specks of nothing you put in the ground grow into full fledged plants. Just a few short weeks ago we finally transplanted all the little starts from the greenhouse into the garden. And since this picture was taken they've tripled in size. It's really pretty amazing.
What's also amazing (-ly difficult) is that we (by that I mean ME) have had to come to terms with what it means to raise and be responsible for the lives of little farm animals. In an attempt to give our chicks and ducks as much roaming room as possible we've let them become easy prey for the hungry raccoons and coyotes that make these woods their home. Even since putting them up every night in an enclosed pen, they still get snatched. It seems the daylight brings only a false sense of security. So we've resorted to building a very large, fully enclosed pen where they will live day and night. It takes away their unlimited roaming capabilities, but at least they'll keep their feathers.
*I promise to bring more pictures for you the next time I post. It's been a little hectic here with E getting on a boat every other day, but I'll try to be better about having the camera with me!