Spring?

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.

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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.

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The daffodils are just starting….

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

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

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

And inside?

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The eggplant seeds have germinated. Tiny plants have begun.

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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.
    Ed

    • 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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