Preparing for Spring on the Farm {Daybook 21}

Preparing for Spring on The Farm

Outside my Window …
Spring is here … about 6-8 weeks early.  It is warm, there are buds on the trees, the perennials in the flower beds are blooming.  J.Tom and I spent the weekend cleaning out the asparagus bed, and pruning roses.  Then we cleaned out the flower beds around the house, cut back their bushes, mulched the beds, and fixed/replaced the sprinklers that needed work.   We have purchased the hot wire to keep animals out of the garden, and will get that installed before we plant in the coming month.

The chickens are free ranging in the back and Thora is laying on the stoop.  The wind is blowing crazy-hard so we called it an afternoon for now.

I am thinking…
I can’t believe spring is really here!  I know we will probably get a cold snap (over night freeze) between now and Easter, and if we don’t the bugs are going to be killer this summer!  But, man.  I LOVE SPRING

I am thankful…
for SPRING!  Oh, did I already mention that?  Okay, then I am thankful for a husband that loves working in the yard and making things pretty, mostly because he knows it makes me happy.  It is much more fun doing it together.

In the kitchen…
It probably still smells like bacon from this morning.  But everything is mostly cleaned up from lunch and ready for dinner.

I am wearing…
Denim shorts and an Old Navy maternity tshirt. It is warm enough for shorts- whew I love the sunshine!

I am creating…
Dresses for the girls.   I just finished Lexie’s, and I am almost done with Ila’s.  Then I will start on their next few sets.

Pages in journaling bible.  I will do a separate post with those details.  It is so much fun!

I am going…
to Walmart this afternoon for a few random toiletries and sewing notions.

I am wondering…
If this wind is going to die down, it is so windy!

I am reading…
My Bible a lot more.  I have been Bible journaling (it is so fun) and it has me constantly wanting to get into the Word.

I am hoping…
This week we get a good spring thunderstorm.

I am looking forward to…
My chickens laying their first eggs!  The girls are almost mature.  Their combs are just starting to get really red.  They’re about 22 weeks old, so in the next 2-6 weeks we should have eggs!

I am also looking forward to our newest addition!  Well, newest additionS.  

We have:

-15 laying chicks on the way

-50 meat chickens on the way

-and my most very exciting announcement: A little heifer on the way!  We should hopefully be picking her up next weekend and I cannot wait.  Hopefully we can get her tamed and easy to handle so she will be the resident pet heifer and one day mama cow of the homestead.  We are really excited, and haven’t told the kids yet since we won’t get her for another week.  She is a Hereford/Dexter cross, and needs a name!

I am learning…
how very addictive farm animals really are, how much I *love* spring on the farm and am truly amazed at God’s world, how fast my children are growing up.  We look at our babies and see them learning new milestones and turning into toddlers.  But it seems like now that Lexie and Mister are almost 4 and 6, they’re really en-truly so different than they were until this point.  It is amazing.

Max went out with J.Tom today for a boys morning out and I swear he came back more grown up than when he left.  =/  Lexie has her daddy daughter date this afternoon to the orchestra.
Around the house…
Things are mostly picked up and done.  We have spent so much time outside that it is hard to make messes inside (YAY).  But, I can say ALL the laundry is DONE!  bahahaha

A favorite quote for today…
Spring Quote Some Seed a Weed ...
One of my favorite things…
SPRING!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Get the tags on my car, sign the kids up for swim lessons, truck on through school with the kids, prepare for the heifer, enjoy the weather, pray for a thunderstorm.

What is your favorite season?  How do you prepare for spring?

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