Right now we have several small cucumbers growing. The kids will be thrilled when we eat those!
And look how pretty the peas are:
We have several flowers, so the pods should appear shortly.
The pumpkins are ripening nicely. We are finally getting some good tomatoes. I put crushed egg shells around the garden, and the slug problem has decreased significantly. I made and canned a batch of salsa yesterday from a recipe from the Ball home canning book. I don't actually have this book, but I found the recipe, and it's really good. Malachi announced that it is the best red salsa I make. (He is very fond of the green tomatillo salsa!)
The chickens are doing well. All of the hens appear to be laying. We have 7 barred rocks, 8 red sex link, 1 Crest and 1 rooster. Crest is probably part leghorn, part something else. Anyway, they are doing well and giving us 11 or 12 eggs a day now. Nathaniel did cull the extra rooster last weekend, so things have settled down without the roosters competing. I'll have to get some pictures of the chickens soon; I know it's been a while.