Thursday, April 26, 2018

Signs of Spring...

It's my favorite time of year again!  The sights and smells of spring are a reminder of new life, and I never get tired of them.

I took my phone for a walk a couple of days ago to capture a few of my favorite things...

Old fashioned primroses 

I have always called them bluebells, and they grow wild around here

Old fashioned fern leaf peony, one of the first to bloom

Dark purple lilac buds

Jim took the backs off the hutches this week, and the calves are thrilled!

The rhubarb is growing in leaps and bounds

They never get old!

Windblown "regular" peonies

Buds on the maple tree

What signs of spring are you seeing?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What's Wrong With This Picture?...

This was my chicken pen this morning...

No chickens, and a hole dug under the fence...

I was away last evening, and when I got home around 10:30, I heard some clucking from the chicken pen.  Against my better judgement, I didnt investigate.

Hindsight is always 20/20.

I found lots of feathers and an empty pen this morning. I know it wasn't the dogs,  because I saw them sleeping in the barn when I came home!

I'm pretty sure this is the hole where the culprit entered the pen,  although the smaller hole might be from its offspring.

Jim saw a fox running in the fields the other day, so my guess is that she is now quite satisfied with herself.

And I will now have to buy eggs .

I declare war!