Thursday, 20 March 2014

On this first day of spring

Welcome spring!  Welcome chicks and chickens!  Welcome pea sprouts!  Yes there is still snow on the ground and the seasonal temperatures are well below normal but the Farmers Almanac is calling for a warm spring and a hot summer - and that's good enough for now.  The weather is something my husband and I are always watching and talking about on the farm.  Thankfully it's been warm and sunny enough that my pea's finally sprouted and this makes me very happy ...(edited to mention that I'm growing peas inspired by Jenna at

I'm also happy to share a pic of the new chicks.  My girls are in love with them, how could they not be?  We've been singing to them, holding them and watching them run around.  They are so fluffy and make the cutest peeping noises.  I asked Donny what kind of chicks they are and he has no idea!  Next year I'm ordering the chickens if we get more.  I think they are Brahmas.  

We made a temporary run for the new chickens inside our current coop.  We are hoping this will cut down on the stress for all of them when the time comes to integrate them.  We will do this Saturday night and I'm really hoping there is minimal impact to the new girls.  Happy first day of spring!


  1. Oh! How can you NOT love spring, regardless of snow, with little chickies like that to keep you warm... So adorable! What are you planting?

  2. I planted sugar snap peas to play along with Jenna at Cold Antler Farm. I am going to plant tomatoes and peppers this weekend. :)

  3. Very cool! We've postponed veggies until first week-end of April. Until the snow starts melting, I can'T imagine starting anything inside, you know?