She really is shaping up to be a great mother. It's curious how this instinct is mostly bred out of chickens, so that they just leave their eggs every day & continue about their lives, without giving a thought to reproduction. But some of these old heritage breeds retain their "broodiness" more than others I guess. Another black hen has started sitting all day in her nest box & defending it with squawks & pecks. I may aquire some fertile eggs for her too. This is so fun!
You may ask, aren't I working on a vegetable farm? Well, yes, but it's raining! We got some things done today-- cleaned out the van, and when the weather cleared a bit, we put in new irrigation boxes around the valves. And I weeded the peas a little. We covered up the onions with Remay because it's expected to freeze the next two nights. Maybe the last frost?
And another exciting addition to farm life: the first asparagus! Delicious.