A Lamb Day At Last!

Today turned into an absolutely glorious day.  After a bit of a dreary start and a brief shower, the sun emerged and brought its bright warmth to all.  It was much needed and very much appreciated.

Even in the woods, where we walked Fergus, the warmth of the sun could be felt.  The snow and ice are melting, mixing with mud.  Winter is letting go.  Fergus had a grand walk, sniffing, rolling in the snow, demanding cookies.  He is doing well on his meds and able to have his walks.  So we are happy about that.

IMG_0898He even had a little swim the other day.  

Most of the snow has melted from our yard, revealing some fairly bedraggled looking gardens.  Not much going on yet.

IMG_0941A few crocus tips are emerging on a south facing slope.

IMG_0943Some primroses are coming up as well.  It is not much yet, but green shoots of any kind are a welcome sight.

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And our little chipmunk friend is back after his winter snooze.

The girls were out having dust baths in their run, basking in the warmth.  I brought them a bit of lettuce.

IMG_0955They thoroughly enjoyed it.  Much clucking accompanied the pecking.  

Blustery March winds arrived this afternoon, driving everyone back inside.  But at least we were out for awhile.

Inside there are a few more signs of Spring.

IMG_0632This primrose is from last winter.  It has been in this basket since the Fall, but has only just decided to bloom.  Isn’t it lovely?

The lion days have definitely outnumbered the lamb days this March, and more cold weather is predicted  for next week.  But today was a lamb day…at long last!

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                        🌷 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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One Response to A Lamb Day At Last!

  1. Pam R. says:

    Love your vase of daffodils!! My gardens are a mess too, as I never got most of them cleared last fall. But I have 3 snow crocus blooming and several snowdrops. I’ll bet the hellebore (Christmas Rose) is blooming on the north side of the house, under the snow. My primroses are also on the north side and they bloom much later.

    Not looking forward to this next week of deep cold. Glad Fergus is doing well.

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