having finally finished the nesting boxes for The Girls, it’s time to prepare the boxes for the day when The Girls start laying eggs.
so we laid down some comfy straw and thought we’d try the ol’ golf ball trick to let them know where to lay the eggs so they don’t get used to laying them in random places around the coop.
supposedly, placing anything vaguely egg-shaped in a nest box will give them the idea that the boxes are “the place” to lay their eggs, too.
we should see if the trick works sometime in the next few weeks!
sigh. autumn has officially arrived. the days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler so time has come to prepare the garden for winter and harvest all that remains before the first frost.
thankfully, we had quite the crop of green beens to harvest – just the right amount to make a batch of dilly beans!
if you have a favorite dilly bean recipe, please share!