I have a bad case of it and I have been counting the days until the grass turns green again and the weather warms up. There is just something about everything being brown and cold that gives me a serious case of the blahs, I just am not a winter person...never have been. It does not help that I am seriously cold blooded and all it takes is a good, icy wind to get me to shaking like a stressed out Chihuahua and envying the geese flying south. Lucky ducks. Now Spring..that is my time of year! How do I love Spring, oh let me count the ways. Spring just seems to be the time of year when everything is coming back to life! The grass turns green, the sound of the leaves on the trees rustling with a warm breeze and the colorful flowers that brightens the spring day. My favorite part of springtime on the farm is the gift of new life...animal babies! It is a time of excitement and expectations, kidding time is my Christmas!
I have so many farm projects that are just waiting for some nicer weather. I have been planning out this year's vegetable garden in my head all winter. I had ordered a Burpee and Gurneys seed catalog and I wait for their arrival in my mailbox so I can flip through the colorful pages and plan out this years garden on paper and then order the seeds that will hopefully grow into a fruitful summer garden.
I also hope to get chickens this Spring! We have had all kinds of animals on the farm, but never chickens and I can't wait. It will be a new and exciting project for our farm. I have been reading all that I can on them, but I am also hoping my blogging friends will help me out if I have any chicken questions. While I have been counting the days until Spring I have also been watching the goat's bellies grow, they are not too big yet as they have a ways to go until kidding time but some are starting to show and I am looking forward to having goat kids on the farm again as much as anything. This will be the 7th year for welcoming newborn goat kids to the farm, but it doesn't matter how many years we do this, I never get tired of the goat kids! Come on Spring!
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