Monday, March 26, 2007

Peepers and Chicks and Bees, Oh My!

Spring really seems to have sprung around here during the last few days. The grass is greening up and you know what that means; it’s time to change the oil in the garden tractor. The red winged blackbirds are filling the morning air with their beautiful calls which we appreciate all the more since it has been so quiet for so long. The robins are busy hunting earthworms everywhere with their humorous stutter-step stalk. And the spring peepers are singing their lungs out from late afternoon on; at times, their riotous song can be almost deafening.

Add to this gentle chaos our newest arrivals. M’Lady and I are now the proud owners of a dozen Rhode Island Red hens and one rooster. In the next couple of weeks we’ll be adding two more bee hives, for a total of three. Since the bees and chickens are predominantly female as are both of our Brittney’s, I guess it’ll be just me and the rooster against the world.

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