Ahhhh, spring is springing up here in our parts. Though we've still snow on the ground, there is definitely signs of springs eminent arrival. There is melting, the sun has tilted and days have become longer, the chickens are itching to get out of their coop in the earlier daylight, the garden beds are almost uncovered, seeds are ordered. One of my very favorite harbingers of spring is definitely the return of the birds from their winter vacation. We've had sitings of gold finches, robins, morning doves, sparrows, red winged black birds, many types of woodpeckers and several different hawks.
This was the lovely bare ground we had showing on Sunday when I started the post. I went outside to take these pictures and the router for our internet decided to reset itself. It took 2 days for the tech support people to solve our problem, and in that interim, we are currently having 12+ inches of snow predicted to fall today. We're at about 6 inches currently, and they are wanting snow until about midnight. Sigh. So. Very. Tired. Of. Winter. This year, ready for it to be gone and us onto green pastures.
Well, in order to cheer myself up, I'm gonna continue posting the pictures that showed us closer to spring. I need it for my mental health as we're all snowed in today. The boys are home from school on a snow day and Music Man is taking the day to work from home. It makes the stress level much better in that we don't have to worry about him driving in this or getting out of our very vertical driveway. But, to be honest, it increases the stress level because the kids playroom is in the same space as his home office and so it's never quiet for him when they are home. Ah...the challenges of living in a small home very close together with two loud boys.
When I went out to check on the chickens, I found two eggs. We routinely get only two eggs each day, even with the increased sunlight. This beauty is one of my layers, her name is Rosie. She's Little Red's chicken, an Auracona. A real beauty, isn't she? She's also the one who will chat the whole time she's out there with us, giving us the scoop on the soap opera in the coop. She's very talkative and will make her little moaning chits over and over while she's emphatically conveying her world to you. It's really quite endearing and I love her, she's the one who will let us pick her up without a fuss and pet her. She's a sweetie chickie pie.
I'll leave you with Snowball, our proud and handsome rooster. Warm spring wishes and garden dreams to you all, ~Peacemom