Of the 30 Chantecler eggs that we incubated, only 11 hatched and of those only 6 have survived. The hatch was 2.5 days late too.... can't explain it, because the same incubator hatched out 27 of 30 for our friends the month before, and no change to the settings. I will be getting two more thermometers before I rent it out again.
I've planted the Asparagus seedlings that I started in Feb. along the south side of the main house garden, hoping to make a windbreak. Kevin had first made a swale with the back blade of the tractor and it worked wonderfully to collect the rain and funnel it to the new bed. The only concern I have is that we dug down to the clay and now the seedlings are sitting on a bed of clay. Marten helped me mix sand, soil and composted manure to put around them and they should grow nicely in that and then we'll build up from there.
There are now four new gardens south of the other Community Gardens: yaay for more people making their own food! And yaay for rain! We're off to the New Sarepta Fair today.