The sun came out today. It has been a very gray winter and it was pleasant to see the sun at last. It was a “lamb” day. In my kindergarten class, in March, we kept track of lamb days and lion days..to see if it was true that March came in like a lion and out like a lamb. And today was definitely a lamb day.
I opened the run for the girls. They have been boycotting the run all winter, preferring to just stay in the coop. But today they ventured out.

They enjoyed a lovely dust bath. Here they are all snuggled together enjoying the sun and the warm dirt. Amber had to come over to see if I had treats, but she had been with the others.

The snow has been receding so I took a little walk to see if anything was happening in the gardens.

The daffodils are just starting….

And the chives are also coming, despite the snow nearby.

The tips of the crocus leaves can be seen emerging from beneath the leaves.

And the heather is seriously thinking about blooming!
Winter is letting go. It is not quite spring, but it is beginning.

And inside?

The eggplant seeds have germinated. Tiny plants have begun.

And the Alyssum is also up.

Life is returning to Brookwood Shire!
Happy Spring everyone!

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to Spring?

  1. hobacaitbe says:

    Spring? NO, it is just a tease. We’re in for 4 to 8 inches of heavy wet snow, Wednesday night through Friday. My snowdrops are blooming.

    • pattigail says:

      I think it is going to miss us..rain and snow showers they said. The hill towns are getting snow, and I guess you guys,,,,I am hoping they are right for once. But in any case Spring IS coming!

  2. Lovely chickens, they do look comfy in the straw!

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