Saturday, March 26, 2011

In The Holler

Spring came to the Holler on schedule. Sunday was officially the first day of spring. The sun came out and the flowers bloomed.

The "Henhouse Ladies" and "Cock O The Walk" enjoyed it......

George and Pete enjoyed it.....

The rabbits enjoyed the sunshine.

Then it snowed !

So much for spring.......

The turkeys laid their first egg. We had hoped to have a gobbler and hen but now that they are mature they have turned out to be two hens. So now we are on the hunt for a gobbler. Hopefully a 2 year old sexually mature gobbler so we can have baby turkeys.

The seeds I planted last week are up and running. Broccoli, cabbage, basil, onions, and petunias. Next week I hope to start some more.  The potatoes, onions, lettuce and peas planted in the garden have not come up yet.

"Baby O" competes in Contest Day with her 4-H Club today and then leaves tomorrow for 3 days to compete in a State FCCLA competition. O Wise One and I will somehow try to muddle through without her. Imagine 3 days by ourselves.

The new piglets, George and Pete are adjusting well and eating like fattening pigs. Gypsy the new Scottie pup is a terror chewing everything but her chew toys. We await the eggs in the incubator hatching and are getting set up for baby chicks. I continue to fight this cold/flu for almost 2 weeks now. It is hard to be sick when the weather is so unpredictable. One day it is in the 70's and the next in the 30's. I have been trying to get plenty of sleep to try and get over this illness.

"O Wise One" got new screen in both screen doors last week in anticipation of that spring day when we can throw those doors open again. He even got his first tick. Time to let the guineas out to forage I guess. Nothing gets rid of those little bugs faster.  

How are things in your neck of the woods ?

Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter 


  1. Snow peas, onions, lettuce and other salads are breaking the ground.

    We had storms last night, rain, thunder, damage but I bet someone got some off of this front.

  2. I'm looking forward to having guineas. I do not like tics!
    I'm looking forward to the time I can have window screens and screen doors open, too! :)

    Good luck, Baby O! :D

  3. I think your cold/flu is contagious! Micah and I have been sick for the past few days. You could have kept your snow, too:))) We had almost bare ground, then got buried with 9" or so this past week~ it was hard to tell just how much with the strong winds. Some spots were bare, other spots had 3-4' snow drifts. Still dreaming about anything green up North! Beautiful pics:))) Those little porkers are so cute!

  4. We picked Army Monkey up from the airport yesterday afternoon. =)

    He has to go back in two weeks for about two more months, though. =(

    Of course I'm trying to keep him well fed while he is here.

  5. My Bradford Pear is about to burst forth in this old frost holler but I have nothin' else. The snow came and went pretty quickly but it's still cold baby!!!

    I'm quite envious of you little sprouts and big old bloomers.

    God bless ya and have a terrific Tuesday sweetie!!!

  6. Well Spring left me this week too-but no snow here-just cold and damp : ) Love the piggies!

  7. Spring showed up for a half day! Ground is still frozen! Pea may have to wait till fall.


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