The First of March.
The weather has been so gorgeous this week!
We’ve been outside enjoying it a lot. I’m still sick with this stupid cold, the same one I had two weeks ago. I’ve been battling sinus aftermath, which just sucks. Go away germs, go away! May we have a healthy spring and summer. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday we had severe storms. Once the storms passed by evening it was pretty outside again. The girls jumped in a mud puddle and we watched the sun set.
There were tornadoes all around our area, but the evening turned out perfect!
Birds were happily chirping and roosting in trees. They too were glad the tornadoes were gone!
I love that you can see the buds on the trees, ready to burst forth with leaves, outlined in the darkness.
The spring-like weather outside has really cheered me up. I think I have a bit of SAD. Not a fan of winter and cold at all. If it didn’t mean leaving our families I would move somewhere warm year round.
I’m getting excited about gardening this year. I have to scrape together money to erect a fence around my garden plot so that the ducks don’t decimate it this year.
My seeds came in the mail right on schedule today, welcoming in the first of March!
There are two kinds of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, sweet melons, green beans and purple pod “green” beans, three kinds of carrots (one was free), black cherry tomatoes, three other kinds of tomatoes, and sweet corn. I also have two well established 4×4 foot strawberry plots in my yard, and a tangle of wild blackberry bushes, a semi-dwarf pear tree, and two dwarf apple trees. The apple trees have never made apples before…well last year one tree made a tiny apple that fell off, but that was it. I think they need some kind of fertilizing because I planted them in containers thinking we were going to move. Oh and I have a blueberry bush in a container but I don’t know if it survived the winter and I don’t think it’s old enough to make berries yet. It takes blueberry bushes three years before they make berries.
I love gardening! Once we have our farm I plan to do it on a large scale and can/freeze things to use over the winter. I’ve love to run my own CSA for organic veggies and eggs at some point in the future.
I scored this awesome greenhouse shelf from the clearance section of Tractor Supply last week. I opened it and tried to put it together today. I was surprised to find it in a billion pieces with less than stellar directions. There were two pictures, that was it!
It was only $20 on sale, which is a good deal I believe! I’ve seen them for much higher at other stores.
All finished…you should have seen Ada trying to help. Yikes.
Speaking mine own CSA and eggs, my Feathered Ladies are picking up speed too. I’m getting 7-12 eggs per day now after getting nothing since last September. My house is once again busy, like a drug dealer lives here. I’ve got people calling me and showing up handing over folded cash in exchange for the goods. I love sharing my pretty eggs with people!
Today we went to Tractor Supply to buy chicken feed and came home with nine adorable little chicks. Two white Silkies, three bantams–one chipmunk looking one, one that looks like it will be silver laced, and one black with red face that might be gold laced. We also got two golden comets/red sex link pullets, an Amberlink pullet, and a Barred Rock which could be a pullet or a rooster.
I love the Barred Rock chick. I hope its a girl! It’s super cute.
Rosie is enamored with them, she especially loves bantams. Ada is enthralled also. This is Ada’s first real experience with chicks.
This is one of the Silkies.
This is a Golden Comet. They are bred for laying. The pullets are golden with stripes on their backs and the roosters hatch as all white chicks, so you can tell the difference right away.
My girls are having a blast holding them gently, naming them, and feeding them.
Ada was very offended when one pooped on her, hahaha!
Tonight for supper we celebrated the first of March and our new baby chicks with surprise chick plates!
(We eat light meals for supper and larger meals at lunch with Tyler, since he works nights.)
Spring! I am so ready!!