My pear trees are blooming.
The Barn Swallows returned around May first, as they do every year.
There has been a turf war, of sorts, going on between the returning Swallows and some opportunistic Sparrows. The Sparrows took up residence in the nests that the Swallows built last year, they filled the empty nests with junk and feathers and made them their own. Now that the Swallows are back they want to reclaim their nesting spots. I am not going to lie, I am on "Team Barn Swallow", I'm not a huge fan of the messy Sparrows.
Speaking of nests, Gary noticed a pair of Starlings collecting nesting material out in the driveway the other day.....then he saw them flying up underneath my truck and coming back out without said nesting material....so, a check under the hood revealed....
Maybe I need to leave the farm more often.
The chicks are a month old now and have reached the...ummm....not so cute stage. This is one of the Splash Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. They will be really pretty some day....really, they will.
The Asparagus is growing like crazy...I'm not sure why I planted it, it's not a favorite of mine, but the sheep sure like it!
I have even gotten a couple of trees planted in spite of the cold weather. What do you mean, you can't see it? Yes, there is a tree there, don't laugh. Look closely!
You probably think I have lost my mind, but this is a Curly Willow and they grow 4-6 feet per year.....and it is planted in 5 years worth of well composted chicken manure, so, see, I'm not that crazy......well.
The chickens have kicked up egg production-just in time for the start of the Summer Farmers' Market.
Well, that is, most of them have kicked up production...someone clearly is not pulling her weight!
The last of the lambs (Ashumet's ewe lamb) has joined the rest of the flock outside.
Ohhh, wait......that's not the last lamb...because Luna STILL hasn't had her lamb(s)! You probably want to ask, "Are you sure she's pregnant?"
Yup, pretty sure!
COME ON LUNA!!!!!!