Saturday, May 28, 2011
The chickens are growing dirtier
Poor panting chickens have been so hot that they roll around in the dirt whenever they can to cool off (or maybe it's to get chicken bugs off, but they look hot to me, so I'm going with that)
(BeachPea doesn't like dirty chickens)
"Who you calling a dirty chicken?!"
Our hay is still growing - a miracle considering how little rain we've gotten, until a big storm blew in last night.
Unfortunately, thistles are growing, too.
We've always had a few thistles on the farm, but a few years ago we decided to buy thistle seed for our goldfinches. And suddenly, thistles started growing everywhere on the farm.
Our goldfinches eat sunflower seeds now.
(But I still think thistles are kinda pretty).
This isn't really a picture about farm growth, but I think it's cute so I'm throwing it in anyway. I guess you could say our usage of the car is growing, now that its usually too hot to walk over to Aunt Jenny's to let her dog out at lunchtime.
BeachPea's excitement over her birthday is growing. Only 94 more days to go (she likes to be prepared).
The days are growing longer. Which means more evening walks.
Horse bellies are growing, finally getting fat on grass after a long, sparse winter. (Cow bellies are growing, too, with babies! Pics coming soon.)
And finally, fruit and flowers are growing (veggies are too, but aren't too exciting to take pictures of, yet)
Daisies, milkweed, petunias, magnolia, peaches (one poor peach tree was blown down by last night's storm, which is sad, but I guess compared to the damage some have gotten from recent storms, I can hardly complain), apples, marigolds, and blueberries
What's growing where you are?
at 7:00 AM