May 14, 2008

The Water Barrel

Moving the water barrel to the guinea coop was a brilliant idea. I should have thought of it long ago, but then it wouldn't have seemed so brilliant, I suppose. I've used a miniscule amount of the 50-gallon capacity so far, so I won't have to fill it up with the hose very often. The guineas have more water available and even if they dump one bucket, there is water in the other. Since I moved their former waterer to the chicken coop, doubling the amount of water the chickens have, the hens' egg production has also picked up.

The area around the bottom of the water barrel is the perfect place for a patch of mint. It would benefit from the draining water when I turn off the spigot, would tolerate the partial sun, and would smell nice. Now I just have to choose between my pots of lemon balm, chocolate mint, and orange mint. I think I also have some spearmint and peppermint seeds to add to the choice, though I know that mint grows much better from rootings than from seed.

Next week the weather forecast is predicting 90-degree temperatures. Summer is on its way. I love Oklahoma but I don't function real well in the summer heat. I have a lot to accomplish before it gets too hot outside, and I'd better get busy.

Till next time...

1 comment:

  1. I am glad it is working out for you! I never knew there were so many kinds of mint. Chocolate mint? Sounds yummy.


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