It has been quite joyous around here the last few days, because spring certainly seems to have arrived! Last week we had lovely sunshine weather with highs in the 70s, and this week it has been cooler and raining. The rain is just perfect for the leaves that are budding out, and I saw two pairs of robins in my yard too! So, I do believe it is safe to say spring is here!
We haven't had time to plant grass yet this year because of the beetle issue we had, and we are still having to take out many trees. We want to wait until the trees are all down and the brush burnt before we plant grass. But... I am so thankful to see bits of green poking their heads up all over the yard, even if they are weeds, lol!
Miss Eleanor loves my camera. She comes running right to me as soon as she sees me outside with it. Who could blame such a pretty girl for wanting to get her picture taken!
The chickens are happy to see so much green everywhere too!
Martha does not care for the camera. I can never get her to look at me. She is rather shy, and stays very busy. I think Martha is a good name for her. :)
Mr. Rudy found something of interest and Eleanor rushed over to see what it was after she heard his happy chortles. He stepped back and let her have it. He is quite the gentleman to his ladies!
As you can see, we still have trees down all over our yard because of the beetle invasion. No sense planting grass yet, although I want to quite badly. We still have a lot of work to do. It will get done... eventually!
In the coop... the seven little ones are growing! They are learning to fly and run around the coop quite happily now. I was worried about integrating them with the larger hens so I took things slowly. I let in two of my sweet hens - Momma Mia and Goldie. They did not bother the little ones at all, and it was good for them to mingle. For several days I would let the baby chicks out with several of the older hens in with them. So far we have had no issues. Now, I have opened the chicks' coop so that they can run freely about and the older hens just continue on with business as usual. So thankful that this transition is going well so far!
It is hard to believe how fast they grow! They are almost 6 weeks old! I expect that they will start laying eggs sometime in September.
My seedlings are doing great! Here they are already starting to put on secondary leaves.
I found this happy pink ribbon on sale at Walmart for 0.50 for the spool. It spruced up my old metal watering can.
I love my Welcome sign... soon we will see the shades of pink everywhere as our wild roses will bloom in May... can't wait! For now... I am content to enjoy the hues of green everywhere. :)