Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Is Here!

Spring has finally sprung around here.  I've been a bit preoccupied these last few weeks and haven't felt much like writing but Spring has slowly made it's way into our neighborhood.  Here are a few photos I snapped this afternoon.

Violets and Clover


Hostas slowly waking up

Flowering Magnolia

Dutchman's Breeches

My helper, Sallie

Several weeks ago I bought six chicks, three Rhode Island Reds and three Barred Plymouth Rocks.  We've kept them in the kitchen but let them out, supervised of course, a little as the weather allows.

We've bought a cute little hen house.  (I'll call it my early Mother's Day present.)

We have a bit of 'landscaping' to do but isn't it cute?!

This side has outside access to four nesting boxes.
Here's an inside shot.  Wonderful Hubby is going to finish off the inside a bit to make it easier to clean. 

It will be a while before they're ready to move to the 'big house' but we hope they'll get acquainted with the dogs by early summer.

Sallie is ready to plant garden!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope Spring has come to your neighborhood, too!

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Kim said...

Spring is looking mighty pretty in your li'l corner of the world. Your Sallie is so sweet; is that a little hint of mischief I see in her eyes. The baby chicks are so sweet and my goodness....their little home is adorable. Enjoy all that Spring sunshine!

My Garden Diaries said...

Such stunning photos of spring by you my friend! I have been welcoming any sign I can find in my garden! And you will have to let me know how the chicks go!! We were thinking of getting some as well but we have to get a permit first. The house you got for them is perfect......did you get it online?? Happy gardening friend! Nicole xo

Maria said...

The flowers are beautiful. What a very smart chicken house you have there...quite a mansion! Lol

Charla said...

Absolutely lovely! You could frame some of these. Happy Spring!

Charla said...

Absolutely lovely! Some of these could be framed!

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...everything is looking so sweet in your yard. Love the pictures and Sallie is just a doll! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images, my dear! It's a joy seeing your lovely blossoms. Happy Monday to you! Hugs

Trisha said...

It is definitely looking like Spring there! Sallie is sure a cutie!


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So cute, those little chicks! Your flowers are lovely. Our dogwoods are blooming now, and the forsythias are in full swing here too.

doodles n daydreams said...

Lovely spring shots, particularly the chicks. Enjoy the coming summer.


Judy Goddard said...

We just got 4 barred rock chicks. They're still in the spare room. Is Sadie a border collie or an Aussie? she's lovely! We have a BC named Bay.

A thought about your chicken coop... if you put it up on stilts then it will be harder for predators to break into. Having years of chicken experience, predators will come. May the Lord bless your flock!

Stephanie said...

So glad you were able to join Roses of Inspiration this week - thanks for sharing your loveliness with us. Hugs!

Kelly-Anne said...

Spring is such a joyful, happy time! Everything is so fresh and beautiful, and one cannot help but delight in the buds, blooms and sweet little animals of this season...
I'm beginning to feel a little envious as it is Autumn in South Africa now...:) Snuggly days in front of the fire with knitting needles are fast approaching...
Aww! The chicks are too adorable and so is your canine helper!
Enjoy your springtime and thank you for sharing some sunshine with us:)
Visiting from Roses of Inspiration today!
With much love in Christ,

Sharlee Hatch said...

I'm dying over that hen house. Thanks for joining the Home Matters Linky Party! We hope you'll join us again next week!

Jann Olson said...

Your coop is just darling! And your garden is really putting on a show. I have got to find some of those Dutchman breeches for next year. I went to 4 nurseries looking for a Magnolia this year and not one of them had one. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Vicki Boster said...

It's so wonderful to finally be able to enjoy the beautiful blooms of spring-- it's been a very long winter!!

Those are the cutest chicks-- and that little chicken coop!!!! Oh my-- it's adorable!!