Monday, May 24, 2010




May is egg month and true to form there have been many fun egg times around here.


Our baby chicks hatched out of their eggshells on mothers day and while there were only three (I wasn't one to trust a broody hen this young. . ) I have been mistaken in my mistrust for the broody hen is the best of mothers and she takes her chicks for walks now daily. It is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. It is probably just because we live in such a technological age but it seemed like an absolute miracle to me that all we had to do was put a few of eggs under a hen and then a few weeks later they turned into baby chicks. Of course now I don't feel so bad about feeding our rock star of a rooster all the time.

Also the girls and I have been busy with the garden. We have fresh lettuce now and our potatoes are big and just starting to get their flowers. The sunflowers are up, tomatoes staked, swiss chard, french peas, carrots, onions, garlic, basil, peppers, all planted. I planted flax too, just for fun and cosmos. Oh and the best part is we fed our melon innards to the pigs last summer and now they tilled so many melon seeds into the garden that they are coming up everywhere so I'm just letting them do their thing. Oh and can i just gush for a minute here. My lavender survived the winter beautifully and is coming back and growing bigger. Hooray!!!!!!!!! I have dreamed of having lavender for so long.

Ben found a yoga class for me at the cafe in Strasburg and I am loving it. It is at a very convenient time and close by so all the peices sort of just fell into place with it.

Oh and we saw a mama turtle laying her eggs the other day too. ( and yes in the photo I'm trying to convince Julia not to pet the mama snapping turtle. . . . . )

4 comments:

Annie said...

What happened with your melons is what happened to us with our pumpkins! We're trying it again this year in the same spot but we only threw out one pumpkin this year, so I'm going to mix a package of seeds as well. Not quite as cool.... But I really want more pumpkins. :)

Can't wait to see you guys this summer!

Sarah said...

Oh, I am so jealous of your lavender! And FLAX!! What fun!

Hummingbirder said...

How wonderful! We have a lot of eggs now from our chickens and we have guinea hens too. I'm milking my goat and getting 3 quarts a day. Love it! Enjoy your garden and all.

Margaret Perry said...

1) I am so jealous of your Lavendar
2) the picture of the snapping turtle is AWESOME.