Things have been busy around our little homestead. I didn’t know how much I had missed the sunshine and warm weather. It has been a joy spending the past couple weeks in our garden beds weeding and planting seeds. Lettuce, cabbage, spinach, radishes, beets, carrots, and cucumbers are in the ground. Potatoes will need to be planted soon, and everything else will have to wait until mid May. All 5 of our strawberry beds are weeded. They are 16 ft. by 4ft. and were full of weeds. I think I saved them from being choked out, and they are greening up nicely and starting to bloom. I hope to get a bumper crop of strawberries.
Our silkies have been setting, and we have one new baby so far. This chick came out of an egg that had been stuck to the mama chicken. She wouldn’t let us get it off. She is now carrying around half of an egg. Madison wants to keep most of the babies to add to her flock. It is fun watching the mamas care for their babies.
Our other spring chicks have really grown a bunch. They are out of the ugly stage and starting to look like real chickens.
Beautiful spring blossoms are appearing. Our peach tree has already bloomed, and the flower beds are graced with pretty tulips. Of course there are dandelions blooming in abundance, and we have made dandelion syrup.
There has been more fence work going on. We are now all fenced in except for the gate that needs to be installed across the driveway. I am glad it is almost complete.
I am still working on getting pictures to make photo gifts for Mother’s Day. This week we tagged along once more with the boys when they went fishing. I concentrated on getting pictures of McKenzie this time.
And,of course, springtime on the homestead wouldn’t be complete without kittens. Bootsie delivered these this morning.
Have a blessed weekend!