No, I haven't 'fallen off the wagon' and brought home more critters.
(the photo above is of a few of 'The Adventure Chickens,' at Equinox Farm. I took the photo while I was attending an open house there last fall. They aren't urban chickens at all, but decidedly rural!)
Last night I attended a class given by the Fayette Co. Cooperative Extension Service on how to buy, care for and feed backyard chickens. As an 'Urban Farmer,' I would love to have a few hens for eggs, but my townhome association would never stand for it. I wanted to take the class anyway, just for the info. It was terrific, and so well attended they had to move it to a larger room. This urban farming thing is really catching on!
The container/and tiny garden is doing well. I finally got seeds going on everything but the eggplant. I broke down and bought some plants. I 'top-dressed' most everything with bunny 'pellets,' a 'cold' manure you can put right on the plants without having to compost it first. I had been throwing it on the garden all winter, and really saw a huge difference when the perennials came up this Spring. I would like to see more growth on the chard, and think it would do better in the garden than in a container. As spring things die back in the garden I will transplant some there, and see how they do.
turnips - butterhead lettuce - radishes (already past prime) and mint - all loving the cool, wet weather
Abraham Darby rose - just for pretty, with sugar snap peas peeking out from
3 eggplant plants
I may put a little potting soil over the bunny poo. It is a little off-putting to city folks!
The lima beans 'exploded' their shoots out of the ground last weekend. I was so busy I didn't get the green beans (bush) in, but they will be planted this weekend, along with a container of pattypan squash. The potatoes (growing in a tall trash can) are high enough to get another layer of soil put on them. Besides the tomato seedlings I had trouble with getting transplanted, and some more herbs - tarragon, dill, and flax, that's about it! At some point I plan to make a list of everything edible that I am growing this year.