|Have you heard the news??|
|Everyone is talking about it|
|The sun is shining|
|Things are beginning to burst into bloom!|
|Green things are popping up all over|
|Unfurling new leaves|
|and filling in slowly|
|Poppy buds wave their heads|
|And burst open one by one|
|Sparkling in the sunlight|
|Color begins to show where a week ago there was only green|
|Yesterday this was a bathtub filled with last years apple leaves|
and a bunch of mosquito larvae!
|I am quite happy with the result|
|Loving the purples in the garden this year!|
|and all the greens|
|This is my buddy, she sings for me whenever I am out of sight. |
While her name is George, but I call her Peep most of the time.
|This George REALLY likes the camera!|
|Since our turkeys are destined for the freezer, |
I've marked Peep with a special bracelet,
so my family can tell the difference between PET and FOOD!
|They've really taken a liking to this free range idea,|
they stay close enough so as not to worry us
but are foraging the areas behind our fence line,
right where we want them when the grasshoppers make their appearance!
|The chickens are still petite in comparison|
but coming along nicely!
|This is one of the Toms, just look at that baggy old neck!|
|Clustering around the back fence|
wishing I'd let them in the garden!
soaking up the sun!
|The chicks prefer to stay a little closer to home|
|Still a couple of months away from egg laying age|
|Icky the cat pretends to pay them no mind|
|Next back breaking project!|
|My faithful companion, Dinky Doc!|
|Even Icky remembers to stop and smell the flowers!|
|Next project, Shade Garden!|
|A place to sit and ponder|
|And enjoy the sunlight and shadow|
|And enjoy the views!|
|Awaiting the beauty to come|
|The good food the soil provides|
|The colors of spring all around|
|The animals in my garden|
|Even when they lay on the corn...|