Early spring is a period of waiting. I make my little seed pots from the seed catalogues. We sow the seeds and wait for the seeds to sprout. We watch the weather each day and wait for it to be warm enough for all the seedlings to go outside into the sun.
(Also waiting for a glasshouse but I have not collected enough old windows. These things take time.) Then we wait for the ground to be warm enough to plant the brassicas. Onion sets go out this week. Their waiting is over!
Mama was allowed out into Pats Paddock for the afternoon as a special treat while we wait for her babies to grow a bit more. It was cold but sunny yesterday afternoon. So here is another pause. A pregnant pause. It may be a long pause but it is definitely pregnant.
Houdini’s baby girl was put to bed early. Must have been naughty or something. So she is waiting for night to fall. Can you see the tip of her comb tucked in? All the Barn Hens are waiting for me to catch them and pop them into the chook house where the good feed is. There are too many of them running wild and they are beginning to look closely at the hundreds of seedlings that are lined up on the deck in the sun. Plus they must be laying by now and have hidden their nests well! And can you imagine the destruction that this mob could make in a vegetable garden!
The day is dawning clear and cold again. All that rain and snow that was forecast for the last few days did not eventuate. Though I could have done with the rain. Can you see the tinge of green in Mama’s shot? There is a little growth, just a promise. Still waiting for real growth.
Yesterday we spent all afternoon cutting, splitting and moving the wood pile. It is in the way of the new pig-sty. So the Wendy House is filling with prepared firewood again, which will wait for next winter. I only light the fire in the afternoons now to cook dinner on and warm the house for the night. I am waiting for winter to Go Away.
I am taking the Old Codger in to have his stitches out this morning (No TonTon you cannot come) and after that it is into the garden for me! I need to mix up some worm fertiliser for John’s tomatoes too. We should visit the worm farm in the basement soon, so you can have a look! They are waiting too, like worms do!
Good Morning! Have an excellent day.