Thursday, April 25, 2013

It must be spring!!

Here's a shot of eggs collected last week - all 28 of them!  Yay chickens!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

spring + winter = sprinter

By this time last year I had already planted about half of our veggie gardens and we had enough fresh rhubarb to make a pie for Eric's birthday.

This year it's a whole different story.  In the past 24 hours we've received about 6" of fresh snow.  It's pretty and pretty annoying at the same time.  Seed packets are strewn on the dining room table, staring at me with anticipation.  "Not yet," I whisper.

when life gives you snowflakes...
embracing a mid-April snowstorm

The snow finally stopped falling and blowing so I let the girls out of the run this afternoon.  It didn't take them long to realize their world had shrunk considerably, again.

Check out this sequence of photos from today's very brief outing:

the girls eagerly head for the deck - they love to hang out underneath

they've reached the end of the line

Ray stops to enjoy a snow snack

they discuss retreating to the comforts of the coop

Stella leads the troops back home

So, they were out for about 3 minutes today.  I'm sure they appreciated the chance to stretch their legs and wings but I'm guessing they're as tired of sprinter as we are.