Hello everyone, even though we had hail and snow this weekend I am an optimist and believe that spring is here for good! I love this time of year when everything is so fresh and filled with promise.
Rain drops on a crab apple tree.
I love photographing this lantern. Perhaps this year we will finally get it re-installed. It used to be one of a pair at the end of our driveway but we needed to move them for our contractors. Right now it is just resting against a fence.
Early morning light on maple keys.
This crab apple in Bailey's Garden is just bursting with buds. From a distance the tree has a burgundy haze to it.
I have not planted any tulips in about 3 years but have some that reliably return...even coming up from left over construction debris. I like to order my spring bulbs from Veseys and this year will order fresh bulbs for the gardens. As none of the colours match I believe that these are part of the naturalizing collection I planted.
This is exciting! Our first egg from our new collection of chickens. For those that visit our farm blog you may recall that a weasel entered our hen house and killed several of our laying hens. Then after moving the surviving chickens into the barn a mink scaled the fence to enter their area and killed the rest of them. As a result for the first time in many years I have been buying eggs at the grocery store. I dont know if it is very scientific but I do believe that freshly laid eggs from our own hens are the best!
Next week we will be enjoying a little vacation on the farm and will be using the week to continue with some landscaping and possibly extending our wooden deck. I will share pictures soon!
~Thank you for visiting!