Spring has burst forth in all her glory!
It happened while we were away.
The funny thing is... before we left temperatures were in the 50's.
In Iceland temperatures were in the 50's... while here at home everyone was
enduring a short heat wave.
Now that we are home the temperatures are cooler again.
It seems we chased away the sun by coming home.
That week of heat and sunshine gave the gardens the boost that they needed.
The vegetables have grown like crazy.
As have the weeds and baby grass between the garden boxes.
The multicolored Echinacea plants that I planted in this box last summer
have all come back up again... bigger and better than before.
That's the thing that I love about perennials.
They multiply every year... making them worth every cent of their cost!
We are once again eating out of the garden.
Suppers include asparagus, kale, spinach, broccoli, and radishes... all freshly picked.
It's so good to be back amongst my friends again.
Though I have to admit that Hubbs has been doing the lion's share of the chores
as my toe (surgery) has not yet healed. It's being quite stubborn.
So, while he picks up manure and shuffles animals in and out of pastures,
I work in the garden and visit with my furry friends.
Yesterday was the new chicks' (now awkward teenagers) first adventure into their yard.
With a gentle nudge from Hubbs' caring hands...
they stepped out into a whole new world....a scary one at first!
This one sought refuge on my arm.
"There you go.... you'll be just fine!"
What we noticed once they were all outside is that we seem to have a bantam hen in the mix.
She'll be fun to watch as she grows into a miniature version of her sisters.
I'm calling her Meg... as she's just a "Little Woman".