I went out to the compost pile to get a mixture of compost and sand for potting soil. I knew that the pony packs of vegetable seedlings that I just bought didn’t have enough root development to survive transplanting in hot Mojave winds. So, my plan is to transplant them to larger pots and keep them sheltered in the shade until they grow more roots. In a few days, I’ll move them to partial shade with slight exposure to wind. After a few days of that, I’ll put them out into the vegetable beds with lots of straw mulch. So who was in the vegetable garden beating me to my own harvest? That darned Leaf!
Good thing for leaf, Momma Maddisen aka. Chicken Esq., caught on to my evil plan for chicken dinner. Leaf was sprung from the pot after eating her oatmeal snack and then she was tucked into chicken bed for the night. She has no idea how lucky or spoiled she is. My mother would have prevented many of her escapades when she stopped laying a year ago.