Monday, April 11, 2011

Some April Delights

"April has put the spirit of youth in everything"
- William Shakespeare

The baby chicks are growing so quickly with first feathers appearing. We've moved them out of the laundry room nursery into a larger nursery in the barn.
The picture is red due to the red shaded heat lamp
that is keeping the chicks warm in the barn.

This is the new nursery in the barn. You can see
the red light and we have the nursery covered
with chicken wire and a rug to keep them safe
and free from drafts.

Apricot blossoms are sooo fragrant & full of bees
The tulips are close to opening

This is rhubarb pushing up through the mulch -
think pie!!

French radishes are up

These are peony shoots coming up in my peony
bed - oh my, I can hardly wait for these luscious
floozy flowers, they are my most favorite. I plan to
have bouquets all around the cottage.
The garter snakes came out of their den under the Norway spruce tree this week when the temperature hit 80 degrees!
Check out the garter snakes - I didn't notice
the one in the tree until I printed the picture -
Yikes!!!!! If you enlarge the picture you'll see
these lovely creatures more clearly.

Baby calves are romping in the pastures but it's too early for our baby horses to be born.

Birds are beginning to build nests in the birdhouses.

Wish you were here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG! You lost me at the snakes!!! True chills.

While walking home tonight at dusk, Cesar and I saw HUGE raccoons out chasing each other about. Toronto's mascot should be the raccoon. They are all over the city and as big as basset hounds! I have this fear that I'm going to wake up and find one sitting on my chest in the middle of the night staring at me! If I saw a snake in the yard like the ones you photographed, I'd probably faint.