23 May 2009

Spring

Spring has arrived in New England with of it's glory! The seeds are being planted, the flowers are beginning to grow, the black flies are out in force, and new baby chicks abound! Today we ran around doing last minute errands with hubby driving right past Blue Seal which was on my list. So we went to Tractor Supply instead. Happy day! There is a farmer's market set up with all sorts of plants, new ducklings, bunnies, and chicks galore! I have had my eye on getting silkies since I got my chicks! Of course, there were many silkies at TS today! Hubby groaned when I reminded him that I did ask to go to Blue Seal and HE is the one that drove right past and decided to go to TS! We came home with two adorable new silkie beaks :) Wanting to continue our alphabet scheme of naming that left us with I and J. Inga- yikes, isla, ingrid... No. Then I thought we could break with tradition and name one Sam and one Carter (Stargate...) We settled on Isabel and Jesabel, with hubby reserving the right to call one Igor if it turns out to be a roo.
Miss Jesabel checking out her new digs.
Isabel has a set of lungs! Every time I left the coop she would hop up on her box and start peeping at the top of her lungs!
I just love fluffy hineys!
Too cute for words!
The other girls are loving the warmer weather!
Elliot is having a time out because he has been a very naughty bird lately. Pecking, attacking, bullying...
Seeds have been planted in the greenhouse and beans are beginning to sprout in the field.
We have a serious chive patch already!
We kept our tradition of starting off the summer with a drink at Poco's in Portsmouth sitting on the deck watching boats and jellyfish in the water.
Blizzy has slimmed down to twelve pounds because she runs around all day now. She loves to play with chipmunks. She missed the memo that she is supposed to eat them but loves to chase them!
Other flowers around the yard.
We even have these little daffies hanging on!
Happy Spring 2009!

4 comments:

EXSENO said...

I remember when we had chicks, it was fun. Maybe Elliot is needing a little romance from a pretty little Hen. Or maybe he thinks he's a Duck. Have you ever seen a Duck mate. OUCH!

Lisa said...

Awwwe how sweet. Your cat has slimmed down. Wow, skinny kitty now!! I love the photo of you and your drink, you look very pretty!!

Uncivil said...

Ha, I like your little bel sisters, Isa & Jesa!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yay! You got silkies!
Oh I'm so happy for you, Shannon- you will love them! (Until they go broody... he he...LOL) They are just darling... they look just like mine did when they were small.