Thursday, April 28, 2011

Signs of Spring

The daffodils popped open today. We've had lots of gloomy skies and rain...still gloomy today, but very mild.I planted garlic in the fall....we are trying to grow it for the first time...tired of the grocery stores carrying only imports from China. We do pick it up at the farmer's markets when we can, but it will be nice to have our own harvest. Fingers crossed.Another sign of spring...ticks have arrived. Our guineas have been released from their coop and have been put to work. We started with seven on Sunday. I put them inside every night, but...today on our afternoon walk to pick up the mail I found a large pile of feathers. Our white guinea (one of the 2 females we had) met with an unfortunate end today. Two others are missing. Here's hoping they are in hiding and will reappear before sundown. Seems our resident hawk had a tasty meal today (or perhaps a coyote or fox?)

Ah....the joys of spring.

2 comments:

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

so sorry about your little hen. we have coyotes here that like to snap them up and occassionally our neighbors dogs:( i hope your garlic grows nicely. that will be so nice to have for summer meals!

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures of Riley and the flowers. So sorry about the hen(s).