Nine Years of Chickens

Looking back, we’ve been hosting chickens on the garden since the fall of 2008. Time to look back at the fun we’ve had. Here’s what was posted by Elizabeth after she found a new home for the rooster in 2011.

  

From: EH Subject: The Rooster I call Chicken

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Halloween Photos

Halloween 2017 was great! A sunny crisp afternoon. Children and parents were greeted by our friendly neighborhood scarecrow (and Jim). They got treats, played beanbag toss, had their palms read, made popcorn hands and guessed the gross and gooey guts.

Thanks to Jane for organizing the whole thing, after having to postpone the event because

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We're Not the Only Beautiful Garden on the Lower Eastside

Debra and I found ourselves looking for citibikes today at a stand on Ave C and 9th St, an intersection framed by two large community gardens. They were both created in abandoned empty lots by dedicated residents of a poor neighborhood forgotten by the city. They were also defended by the same gardeners against later development

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Turtle Medical Treatment Event

We carried out the first of two treatments for a possible infection of our turtles. This required pumping out the pond, moving our growing fish population to a tank, and dosing the turtles with the medication provided by a veterinarian. Richard and Elizabeth did the difficult process of inserting the medication into the turtles’ stomachs.

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Turtle Lays an Egg

Our hens aren’t the only layers in the garden. One of our larger Red-Eared Sliders laid an egg yesterday. She wasn’t able to find a nesting area around the pond to dig a hole for her eggs. So she laid it there on the hosta she’s been living on for days. Richard took the egg

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Ladybug Release a Big Hit

As part of our It’s My Park Day this past Saturday, our Ladybug Lady, Jenifer Marcus held another successful Ladybug release in the garden. Lucy Tozzi and two college friends passed out paper bags, with our spotted friends inside, that eager kids released on plants all over the garden.

Thanks to Jenifer for the photos.

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