Monday, April 12, 2010

The Current State of Things... :)

I just beat everything, you know that!! (To folks unfortunate enough not to watch Andy Griffith...well, just forget it.)

Shame on me for going so long without posting anything. That's just sad.

Let me give ya an update on what's goin' on around here.

The chicken bitties are doing very well and are growing quite quickly as always. My love for Orpingtons has been reinforced even more than before, as I now have whites and buffs. AND, I am convinced that it is a "white egg-layer thing" to be skittish. My Hamburgs and Single Comb Brown Leghorns just hollar like crazy anytime I try to get close to them. My Australorps and Orpingtons and Plymouth Rocks love me to death, but shoooo-wee, them white egg layers think I'm a chicken thievter or sumthin'.

The garden is doing well. My lettuce and spinach is looking purty good. I have not planted my summer seeds or plants yet as I am not fond of the weather's tendency to trick folks. I would rather have healthy crops later in the year than have a purty plant right up until a cool evening. I am hoping it stays warm so I can plant next weekend, however. We'll just have to see.

I am very happy with my herb garden this year. All my perennials came back nicely and I got some more planted. I am a fool for mints!! My favorite thing to do is grab a leaf from my stevia plant, and a leaf or two from my chocolate mint, and pop them both in my mouth....ohhhhhh....sooooo good.
It's still rather young, I can't wait to see it later this year!

I am so happy. The grass is turning back to that brilliant shade of green, the hardwoods have put out their new leaves, and the birds are singin' their hearts out.
The night critters have picked up their bows in the evenings and have started their jam sessions back again. I am very thankful for that.

Yep, no doubt about it. I love this kinda weather. Makes me wanna sing...

"White tail buck deer, munchin' on clover, Red-tail hawk, sittin' on a limb. A chubby old groundhog, croakin' bullfrog, free as the feelin' in the wind..."


Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Loved the update. Thank-you for the pictures!
God Bless,

The Miller Family said...

Brown Leghorns are the bane of my existence...they are uncontrollable! But, my husband adores them because they are hearty and self-sufficient. Give me a Black Australorp any ol' time!

Katie Miller
(The Dischers' Aunt)

Heather said...


I'm so glad you updated your blog. I had been hoping you would. You blogged on exactly what I was hoping you would too. We got our first chicks this year. I have been searching the internet for answers to some of my questions about them and gardening. I think I may email you if thats ok.

nana said...

Those little chicks are really growing. Love your herb garden. I need to borrow your green thumb.
I love you,
Nana and Dedad

Proverbs 31 said...

I'm glad we got to go herb shopping together! I got all my lil plants in the ground including all my seeds, with the exception of my cinnamon basil and my cayenne pepper plants. But I am so happy and sun burnt! ;)