Hurry up, Springtime! I cannot wait for warmer days. I have so much work to be done -- all this snow and ice is slowing me down. These past couple of weeks I have started gearing up for Spring and now I just want to get started. Anyway, here is a peek at things to come...
This week I went to Uncle Dave and Aunt Mary's house (our prior landlords) to place my order for chickens. I could have picked some chicks up at the Tractor Supply Store, but I wanted a few specific breeds. Dave is ordering his a bit later than normal this year so he doesn't have to spend so much time and energy keeping them warm. I'm getting 6 chickens total -- 1 each of the following: Barred Plymouth Rock, Araucana, Buff Orpington, Speckled Sussex, Silver Laced Wyandotte and Rhode Island Red. Sounds a motley crew, doesn't it? Anyway, I'm acquiring everything I need for their brooder box to get them started.
I've also ordered my seeds for the garden and received most of them already. I've got more seeds than I have room for in my two little raised beds, so I'm going to have to expand this year. That means a lot of work -- but what's new. I've also purchased a bunch of fruit plants and a few hazelnut bushes as well. We are going to cut down a bunch of box elder trees in the back and clear out a nice area for the mini-orchard. While we are at it, I think we are going to finally tear down that cute little red shed in the back. With the roof caving in, it really isn't worth fixing up -- so down it must come. Work, work, work! I want to get started now!
I'm hoping to have some great adventures this summer once all the work is under control. Charlie and I intend to do some more fishing this year. We didn't even go fishing once last summer -- that is just sad. I'd like to travel to some new places this year as well.
Mama kitty also has some big plans in store for the warm weather. She is pregnant again and getting fatter by the day. I'll have to figure out a new shelter for her if we end up tearing down the shed. Perhaps I could find an old dog house somewhere.
Today I re-filled the bird feeders and have a bunch of happy visitors. We also had some deer in the yard and I heard a few gobbles from the wild turkeys. Things are coming to life around here. Stay tuned for the show!