Michael was looking out the back door on the porch. He told me to come and look. The garlic plants are poking their leaves up through the straw. If you click on the picture and make it bigger, you can see it better. I am so excited. I love to see signs of the newest season.
The Wonderful Neighbor children spread out some large rolls of really old hay on my garden. They had a hard time steering them as they were so big. It looks like a bunch of runways that will bring disaster. =) I am hoping to get the last roll done and then try and cover some of the bare spots. This is to help with weed control.
My sheep were glad to see me out there. It makes me feel good when my animals respond to me. They should all lamb sometime this month. There is nothing more precious than a baby lamb.
This is my strawberry pot on the porch. Some of the plants are reviving. I am surprised as I let this sit out all winter and it was a very cold one.
Here are a couple more pictures of some daffodils. They are everywhere. I should have separated them last year.
These two don't like to stay in the coop with the others. McCoy, the rooster I think has been booted from the coop by the other roosters. He is either 6 or 7 years old. I think 7.
We love our Americauna chickens because they lay such pretty color eggs. They are not good winter layers for us though. We rarely get a green or blue egg all winter. I found this out in the sheep shed.
Tonight, Michael and I are going out to the coop after dark. He will take the chickens off the roost, one by one. Then I get to feel their pin bones in back to see who is laying well and who is not. If they are laying well (I can get 2 fingers or even 3 fingers easily between the bones) then they go back on the roost. If no, they go in a pen to be picked up tomorrow by someone who is going to put them in the stew pot.
Michael just brought this in to me. The first daffodil of the year!!