Monday, March 18, 2013
A brief break from the restless wind allowed us to bring the baby chicks outside for some fresh air and sunshine. In and out of the basket they were gently lifted; And tapped on their fluffy bums, encouraging them to make their way off the blanket and onto the grass; Onto her lap when they ventured close - and then right off again - each getting her equal attention. This is how she communicated with them - lovingly and silently (save for the giggles). Equal parts playfulness and motherly business, instinctively and without my interference.
Monday, March 11, 2013
We decided that our 2 new little chickie friends needed some more friends, and promptly added a pair each of buff orpingtons, blue-laced red wyndottes, and blue Cochin bantams to the brooder. They are all irresistibly cute, and we spend time each day holding them and letting them explore a bit.
We're also expecting an early summer baby boy (a human boy, that is!), who I cannot seem to stop knitting tiny baby things for. So far, I've made a couple longies, which I plan on lanolizing to double as diaper covers. And a sweet little sweater (finished with gorgeous handmade buttons from this shop) with matching booties. I think I'll get started on a blanket next (or maybe a hat)! So now you can see why I've been somewhat absent from the computer lately.
I went to a farm estate sale a month ago and picked up these precious outfits for my (not-so-baby) girl. They were only a dollar each. I just love the colors and patterns of older clothing - so natural and soothing, which I don't find so much with modern kids' clothing. There were so many fascinating things at this 100 year old homestead, and I was so sad to hear that the family sold the property to a developer. Such history soon to be destroyed. It breaks my heart, and if I had a million dollars, I would've given it to them just to preserve and pass on that piece of land.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
|Easter last year|
::chicks have been ordered::
::seed potatoes are on their way::
::onion and pepper seed packets are gathered for starting very soon::
Oh yes! Spring is coming and this is just my kind of grocery shopping.