SIGNS OF SPRING-EGGS-WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE BARN THIS MORNING

27 02 2019

GREETINGS

 

The long shadows of winter are now being seen in the woods.  As I travel up the hill the snow in the woods is glistening from the last icy snow.  The birds are filling up with food in anticipation of tonight’s winter weather.

SIGNS OF SPRING

As January turns into February I await the signs of spring.  The first one happened last week.  Driving by Pine Hill Apple Orchard the apple tree trimmers were back.   Each year all along the hills and valleys of western Massachusetts this happens.    I have since seen people in the woods getting their maple sugaring lines in order.  My pussy willows are out and started to bloom last month.    The winds can howl and snows can fly but I know that spring is on its way.

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EGGS

Last summer instead of getting two new hens to go through the winter laying I resu=cued two birds .  I don’t know why I didn’t pursue getting the young hens but I paid dearly for it this winter.  I hate buying eggs.  I like my own eggs period.  But sometimes getting only one egg in a week or two doesn’t cut it.  I am now getting an egg every day or so and I won’t make that mistake again.  I will be looking for a couple of pullets in the late spring and then again in the fall.  THey do sell 6 week old birds but they are very expensive and I am home 24 7 to takecare of baby chicks.

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE BARN THIS MORNING

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Having a camera in the barn is so much fun.  The sheep often snub their noses at the hay.  They will walk away and baa, I know what they are saying, we want better hay with more clover.  Well I know the hay that they get is much better then most sheep get and this is what happens shortly after I leave.

Many thanks for reading my blog today I hope your day is delightful.

Carole

 

 

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