Wednesday, March 28, 2012

a look around

Let's have a jaunt, shall we?

Early flowers are blooming

Tree buds abound

 Dogs are swimming

Ducks are courting (and I'm hoping to see some ducklings in the pond again this year!)

Chickens are scratching new earth

One chicken is out (yep, that one)

 Goats have a spring in their step

 Farmer baby is happy, and my planting is just a wee bit behind (I'm easily distracted)

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P.S. I have the wonderful privilege of guest posting today on Kate's beautiful blog, longest acres. Hope to see you there!

P.P.S. I'm very honored to be mentioned on Rhonda's wonderful simple living blog this weekend! A warm welcome to everyone stopping by from Down---to---Earth.

27 comments:

  1. Awwh! So happy that Spring has arrived!!!!
    Lovely post and pictures!

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  2. Beautiful - I wonder, do you think she likes the taste of wood? lol! :D
    m.

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    1. Wood, leaves, grass, dirt...oh, yes! ;)

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  3. Aww - the goats are so cute (great photo capture of them running towards you) and even cuter is your Farmer baby! I would be distracted too!

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  4. Really beautiful photos. Especially that adorable little farm baby who, I'm sure, would distract me as well.

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  5. As usual, great photos. Your dogs actually like to swim??? Looks like your getaway chicken in an Ameraucana. One of my Ameraucanas is always getting out too!

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    1. Yes, the dogs really do swim! Aki only swims if he has a purpose, but Schatzie (in the photos) swims purely for pleasure!

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  6. Thanks for the tour! I remember our little girl chewing on orchard trimmings last spring & looking like your farm baby - yum sticks! :)
    katy

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  7. It's nice to see signs of Spring "up your way!"

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  8. Beautiful shots, as always. I want to scoop that chicken escape artist up and squeeze her (gently) with those fluffy cheeks of hers! Is she an Easter Egger, perchance? We have a baby Easter Egger and are eager to see how she turns out.

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    1. She is! They are beautiful chickens and lay beautiful eggs :)

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  9. Wondrous time of year. Cute little gardener you have there!

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  10. Thank you for the comment. I loved your post about Tiny. I have never 'know' the personality of a bird, only my dogs and cats (my brother always took care of our chickens/birds growing up, he loved it) it's fun to know that each is still so unique.

    I was wondering - do you know the name of the purple flowers in your second pic? We had them in our yard when we mo Ed into our house and I din't know the name.

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    1. I don't know what they are either! They seem to spread each year, though, and look to be a bulb of some sort....

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    2. :) thanks for responding. They are just starting to pop up here in Minnesota.

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  11. Hi Jamie....thanks for the glimple of what is going on in your neck of the woods. I did pop over and read your guest post. You are so busy with your special country life. Thanks again for sharing it with us.

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  12. Oh Spring is wonderful! thank you so much for showing us your spring!

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  13. What a wonderful lovely pictures of your little one!

    Happy spring-time!

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  14. Looks like all is well in your part of the world.
    Farmer baby is gorgeous!
    Xx

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  15. Such a wonderful post. Thank you.

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  16. Lovely photos, Jamie. The trees are budding and flowers blooming here too. It makes me so happy to see it.

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  17. oh that looks bliss - and such a happy baby farmer with that gorgeous egg basket! beautiful shots :)

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  18. Wow, so glad I found your blog! It's beautiful!

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  19. Lovely post Jaime! Who wouldn't be distracted with that gorgeous CRAWLING bubba!! I always get a laugh when i see those goats faces...such character!have a happy weekend xx

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  20. Jaime,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Baby Bumps. :) I replied to your comment there, but I also wanted to say (in a spot you were more likely to see it ;)) that I so admire what you're doing on your little family farm and I wonder if I might be able to pick your brain a little over the next year about how you got started...? Basically what to do first, since it can't be done all at once... My husband and I are buying our first house this summer and my plan is to convert a portion of the yard into a vegetable garden and to build a small chicken coop (read: 10 chickens or less). It won't be the family farm I'm dreaming of, but it will be a sort of "practice round."

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    1. Oh, yes! I think a garden and chickens are a wonderful way to get started! I've found that one thing just naturally tends to lead to the next, depending on your situation and the needs of your family. Long before we had any land, I was growing whatever I could in a small, shady backyard. I'm a firm believer in "blooming where you're planted." just give yourself the gift of time, and you'll be on your way before you know it! :)

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