Skullcap (scutellaria lateriflora), grown from seed this year, in its NEW raised permaculture bed, sited in partial shade as skullcap prefers. Plants are growing nicely, and we expect to harvest in a month or so. This bed is three times the size of where we grew it last year--hope to have enough to last until next year's harvest.
Our young comets are very tame, thanks to the affectionate care given them by the young woman who raised them for us from chicks. (We don't have enough electricity here to run a heat lamp to keep young chicks warm. She does.) Sometimes one will jump up in my lap. That's one of our leghorns looking on, from the other side of the pasture. We keep the youngsters separate from the laying hens until they're old enough to change from eating chick feed to layer feed. Sometimes a who