Yesterday morning I went to my neighbor’s farm to pick up a larger container for the chicks. It had snowed the day before, and the fog and morning light made everything look magical. It’s days like this that make me so grateful to live in this part of the world.
We got four chicks- two Black Australorp and two Rhode Island Red. I’m VERY EXCITED! They’re cheeping away in our dining room right now, as they can’t move outside to a coop for another 5 or 6 weeks. We also bought a coop, which will be delivered in two weeks, as next weekend Jeff won’t be here to help move it. My job until then is to clear out the coop area and maybe get some wire netting and build out a larger run for them.
There’s been a shift the past two weeks. I can feel Spring humming in the air, just on the edge of arriving for good.
While we had a big snowstorm last week, this week the temperatures have been in the high 40’s and low 50’s, and the light seems brighter.
I optimistically started seeds, and most everything has germinated, minus the eggplant which I may need to try again with heat mats.
This weekend I’ll start the tomatoes and peppers, and will maybe start kill mulching grass for new beds. We also have spring bulbs coming in! Some of the daffodils that I divided last year are coming in- I’m curious to see how many survived! I’m also seeing one bulb come in by the driveway, and hopefully more will follow. I can’t wait to see them bloom!