Got three flats of seeds under dirt today... it was the only way I could get my son outside. It's strange how much of a homebody he gets to be during the cold months. I know it will take a couple weeks of prying his little warm body out of the house... then I won't see him again until September. He's got his own gloves, his own metal rake and his own shovel now, so he's a real farmer. Or so he says. He likes to wear the part - with rubber boots and overalls. He also knows how to plant seeds now! He did half a flat of sunflowers - and most of the seeds actually made it into the soil.
Our chickens did a good job today. I spent from around 9 a.m. until close to 3 p.m. outside puttering around and got to hear the noise each and every hen made as she announced the evidence of her hard work. These silly chickens are such a joy to me. It's just not as lonely around here... ever!
Here's a picture of the poults. It was a just a strange occurance that I got a picture of both turkeys preening at the same time. They are so cute - and different from chicks. They make different noises, and they are not at all as flighty, but prefer to stand still while I pet them.
Thank you dear hubby for my new gift! It made my chores a lot less backbreaking today. And - it was just plain organized!
My Columbine. So delicate - who wouldn't like them?