Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Chicken

Lucy's birthday is coming up on March 3rd.  She'll be 6.  Then there's Avery's third in May.  Both spring babies.  What is it about new life and Spring?  It's like Sprite and Sushi--they just go together!  


By afternoon, I am able to open windows and doors.  We've had a merciful February, launching us up into the 60s and 70s this past week.  During one of our afternoon air-outs a little honeybee found its way into the dining room.  It made my heart jump a bit, because someday she will have a hive to work in on site (not in the dining room).  But, we've decided to wait until next year--or actually the end of this.  We should have had our bees ordered by November or December and our hives installed, painted and ready to accept the queen and her workers by... well, right about now!!  I did some bee reading on our drive down to Disney and discovered that a poorly timed hive can result in death of the entire group.  I can't have that many deaths on my conscience.  In the meantime, we are going to plant some honeybee-friendly flowering plants and do this right. 



Here is Gloria (second from front) and her other unnamed girlfriends.  We are about to ruffle their feathers this Wednesday.  We are bringing in some pullets.  Hopefully Barred Rock and Ameraucana.
Is there anything better than a chick in Spring?  Okay, maybe an Avery or a Lucy in Spring.  But, we already have one of each of those!

5 comments:

Kurt Knudsen said...

That chicken is giving you the evil eye. Maybe it's the new feathers coming...

The Original Mangums said...

Chicks on the doorstep - watch your step!

olivia said...

CUTE-CUTE.

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

you'll love those ameraucanas. we love the blue-greenish eggs (and each chicken lays a slightly different color so it's fun looking at the eggs we gather everyday and figuring out which egg came from which hen). barred rock are good, but my favorites are the silkies, cochins, and polish--i just can't help myself--i love all that "hair".

White Lily said...

My in-laws tried the bee thing. I'm not sure if it was timing or what, but within just a couple of months the whole lot of them were dead...so be careful! Sounds like you are, though... That Ameraucana is a looker...I'm sure Gloria and her gals won't mind having him around!