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Monday, March 18, 2013

Signs of Spring!


The snow is finally melting away, which I am incredibly happy about.  I was taking a walk around our house and saw that all of my daylilies are starting to spring out of the ground.  My irises are still buried under a little pile of snow.  When we first moved into this house several years ago, I thought I would pull up a lot of these daylilies.  I wanted to have other flowers mixed in, of the pink and purple variety.  But, as the time went on these beautiful orange blossoms started to grow on me.  I don't have to do anything to them during the year and they just keep growing every spring!  They are a great cutting flower to freshen up the inside of my house during the summer as well.


With the melting snow, unfortunately, comes the mud.  It has been kind of warm, kind of rainy the past several days, and because of that, the chicken run is becoming a mud pit.  I think they are looking for dust baths, but instead are just taking mud baths...I plan to pick up more straw at the store to put down and hopefully that will combat the wetness in the run.

Do you have signs of spring at your house?  Any tips for mud season and chickens?

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8 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad spring is showing itself at your place. We have had an early spring, here in Central Florida. Enjoy!

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  2. We're definitely getting muddy too. We're changing out the shavings in the chicken coop more frequently to help keep things dry but thankfully our ladies haven't attempted any mud baths...yet.

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  3. I've got rhubarb, garlic, daffodils and tulips up (but nothing near ready to bloom yet)

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  4. Daffodils and tulips but I know we won't be seeing them for long, at least not this week! Spring will come, right?

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  5. We had a TON of rain yesterday so our chicken run is muddy right now too. I don't really do anything when it's muddy, just wait for it to dry out haha. They do have separate covered "rooms" they can go into with hay and pine shavings and they usually just hang out in there when it's muddy out in the run.

    Some of our daffodils are shooting out of the ground. No flowers yet, but the green part is getting pretty tall!

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  7. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? Please leave me a comment, follow me and then I will follow you back!!! For sure!!

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  8. It's always exciting to see the first signs of spring! No tips on the mud, we just wait for it to go away! LOL!!

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