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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Spring Chicks, Birds and Flowers
I'm sorry I have not stopped by here lately. It's been a whirlwind of a spring, with a show, new product development, soap making, gardening, a homestead building project and more. Some chicks have recently been given to us. Last weekend, Joseph's son and family found a chick in the Burger King parking lot(!), which they rescued and brought to us. Then, on Monday, a friend gave us 4 chicks. The mama hen is a breed that is a good sitter, though it escapes me at the moment. The rooster is a Lakenvelder. *Mama hen is a Delaware.
This spring, I've seen birds I've not noticed before. Last week, I saw some unfamiliar birds building a nest atop the gutter at Hospice, but didn't get a picture. This week, I heard a bird fly into the storm door, and when I went outside, found a white-throated sparrow, which I don't remember seeing before. According to my book, it appears it was migrating to Canada for the warmer months. I sat with it to keep it safe from the farm cats until it got it's bearings and flew off. I thought she was lovely.
It's been a cool, damp spring here. Even so, there are many flowers bursting forth... iris, clematis, spiderwort, roses, dogwood, coral honeysuckle to name a few. The garden plants are hanging in there, but I wouldn't say they're thriving. I'm sure warmer weather will arrive soon.
I hope you're enjoying whatever is filling your days!