We have had a lovely weekend of more snowy weather! Luckily, this time it was mainly wind blowing around a very little bit of snow, but it did make for some not so fun conditions to get outside in.
I had great intentions of getting some seeds started this weekend, but it hasn’t happened yet. Luckily, we found out Friday afternoon that Matt actually had President’s Day off. Now, I know that most people enjoy this Monday holiday, but this will be the first time since college that Matt hasn’t been working on President’s Day. Seriously exciting news!
Our chickens seemed to have weathered our crazy Maine winter quite well. I have been nervous every night that the temps got really cold, or the wind was really strong. Surprisingly hardy, those chickens! And, this past week we officially had all the ladies laying eggs again. Our two araucanas gave up laying right around Thanksgiving…apparently they needed a break. Our 6 white leghorns gave us 5 eggs a day through the coldest parts of January and the beginning of February, but are back to laying 6 eggs each day now. So we are back in the egg business!
My kids are itching to get outside and start digging in the dirt (as am I!). As soon as those seeds came in the mail, Emma decided that it should most definitely be spring, and we should be able to plant outside. She absolutely loves the snow, but I think the draw of giant sunflowers waving in the summer breeze is calling to her.
Today I plan to at least start tomatoes. We shall see how it goes. I haven’t ever started tomatoes from seed, and I know that I will continue to rely on my lovely backup greenhouse if it all goes badly. Perhaps I should rely less on the greenhouse…then maybe I would make sure that my seeds get started on time, and that I have good seedlings to put in the ground come spring!