Monday, April 19, 2010

joys of Spring







Spring flowers and new baby chicks are two of my favorite joys of Spring.  I can't pass up the dollar pots of tulips, which I will let bloom inside then later plant outdoors to enjoy year after year.  I also picked up  a couple pots of pansies for the urns on the front porch, which will tide us over until after the frosts/end of May planting time.
The baby chicks arrived last week via the post office, where we picked them up at about 7 AM,  the box fairly bursting with the sound of all 26 peeping at once.  There are Cornish X Rocks to eventually fill the freezer and Araucanas and White Rocks for egg laying--everyone is doing well out in the barn, warm and cozy under their heat lamp. 
In the garden, I've been pulling some leeks for potato & leek soup--my favorite, and I planted two rows of red potatoes and a row of fingerlings.  I also planted two raspberry bushes and a rose bush.  It's impossible to stay indoors when the weather is nice, hence the lack of 'spring cleaning' posts.
Most importantly, thank you all so much for your comments on the shawl collar sweater!!

21 comments:

  1. My kind of gal! I picked up my peepers on Sabbath from the post office; they were cold and ready to come home! I love the peep peep, don't you?? They are so cute!

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  2. I haven't had baby chicks in a very long time, but there's no forgetting their cheep cheep sound! I can't wait to get some flowers now that spring is here.

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  3. oh my goodness they are just the sweetest things, precious!!!

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  4. Isn't the weather lovely! Can't beat being outside and seeing all the beautiful flowers. I would love to own chicks someday!

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  5. So cute! I love chickens at all ages and the roosters crowing.

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  6. Those baby chooks are too sweet. :) We are having equally gorgeous autumnal weather, very warm blue sky days and just-a-nip-of-cold nights.

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  7. the joys of spring are wonderful, aren't they?
    the baby chicks look like so much fun! i bought some pots of pansies for our porches. i couldn't wait to see some color, and they bring such a smile to my face!

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  8. Baby chicks! Happy post! We had puppies in the wee hours of Sat. morn. Hooray for spring!

    Love, Katy

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  9. We passed a sign the other day -"Baby Chicks Are Here" - and I actually wished I had a place for them. They look so sweet!

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  10. Oh the chicks are so cute. I don't get mine until May. Isn't spring the best season?

    Jody

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  11. Oh my goodness, they are just so cute!!! Thanks for making my day!!!

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  12. just stumbled upon your blog....some really lovely things here! i'm following you now! feel free to visit me as well!

    kate a' la Southern Belle Simple

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  13. Cute chicks!! I know what you mean girl! I've been outside because it's so nice out but every time I walk back in the house I see spring cleaning that needs to be done just about everywhere! I wish it would rain for a few weeks so I can stay inside and work... Lol!

    Have a delightful week~

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  14. Deb - I have 'showed' your donkey to a couple friends...

    Is that as big as he will be? Is he a pet or does he have a job? Does he know his name?

    Inquiring minds 'n all that!

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  15. Such cute little chicks! I do that with cut bulbs as well - two for the price of one!

    Jeanne

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  16. Lovely wee chicks, and they look very healthy too.

    Here in New Zealand, and in Aussie too, we refer to them all - chicks, chickens, hens, roosters and cockerals as "chooks".

    Spring time where you live is looking wonderful. Happy Chook raising!!!

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  17. I too am antsy to get out planting. I started weeding and "rearranging" some of my perennials last weekend. We are getting ducks this weekend, an addition to our chicken family!

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  18. I too am antsy to get out planting. I started weeding and "rearranging" some of my perennials last weekend. We are getting ducks this weekend, an addition to our chicken family!

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  19. Such cute little chicks! I do that with cut bulbs as well - two for the price of one!

    Jeanne

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  20. just stumbled upon your blog....some really lovely things here! i'm following you now! feel free to visit me as well!

    kate a' la Southern Belle Simple

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  21. the joys of spring are wonderful, aren't they?
    the baby chicks look like so much fun! i bought some pots of pansies for our porches. i couldn't wait to see some color, and they bring such a smile to my face!

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