"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Sprang Sprung

Spring is coming along nicely at the farm.  Things are greening up; I love the chartreuse.

Little Red is about to fly up on my shoulder.  She likes me, but really just wants me to feed her. The way she looks into my glasses always makes me think she wants to peck that little black dot out of my eye.  She must see her reflection or she really does want to peck that speck out of my eye.  Baby chicks do that.

Babies are hatching around here.  I did buy some new baby Turkens and Auracanas, but hens are sneaky and hide eggs that later hatch.  At least Mom can take care of them instead of me.  The turkeys are laying.  I almost hope they don't hatch.  Two are more than enough. 

Gracie wonders what in the heck I'm doing, but really just wants an apple or a carrot. 

It is time to trim all the avian boxwoods.  There is so much to do I really don't know where to start, but it's SPRING!


  1. I love your boxwoods and animals..you must never be lonely:) All that grace around you..
    What photo ops too:)
    Eggs and blooms and boots..:)
    Lucky you!

  2. I LOVE your little bird-topes! If you haven't seen the topiary garden in Columbus, OH, it's certainly worth visiting if you're ever over this way. We were there perhaps five years ago, and some of the wire frames were still visible, such as parasols, which hadn't fully been covered with growth yet. It's this surreal sculpture-garden of GREEN, and you can walk all over the scent, seeing everything up close. Quite an experience to be amongst those great still beings, just abiding.


    (I tuned out the "music" for the bongos are just too insistent).

    It's a complete reproduction of Seurat's painting, down to the dogs on the lawn and the man in the boat floating on the stream. I do well to keep my great swaths of ivy from obliterating the fence.

    WE'RE 71 DEGREES TODAY. That's all I have to say./

  3. Isn't spring just the grandest. Awww turkeys...what fun...maybe!


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