Spring on the Farm

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Well it certainly has been a long hard winter on the farm.  Our first winter and I thought the snow would NEVER end.  I am happy to say I am finally seeing signs that spring is really here.  Today I actually saw a robin, so I think I can officially say its spring.  This past weekend was the first nice day we have had in months.  We took the opportunity to start some much needed yard work.  In our old life spring clean up was easy, one day maybe two at the most.  Really no lawn to speak of and a tiny flower garden that I neglected every year.  The farm is a completely different animal all together. A HUGE lawn with endless amount of trees, tons of flower gardens, a massive vegetable garden and  several rhubarb patches.  Now I was excited about this challenge but also a little scared.  There is SO much to do and it seems like there is never enough time.

Hubby Hard at Work

Hubby Hard at Work

I actually started planning spring a month ago with my seedlings.  I have never done seeding so this was a whole new learning adventure for me.  Thank goodness by brother was here to help.  I look after these small plants like they are my babies.  Still too cold to take them outside but I am anxious to plant them come May.

Dirt goes in First (HaHa)

Dirt goes in First (HaHa)

Brother and Hubby

Brother and Hubby

Onion seeds just get scattered

Onion seeds just get scattered

Tomatillo

Tomatillo

Much needed light and warmth

Much needed light and warmth

My Babies have sprouted

My Babies have sprouted

Getting big need to support with a toothpick

Getting big need to support with a toothpick

Growing Strong

Growing Strong

Time to transplant to bigger container

Time to transplant to a bigger container

Gave my babies a dash of colour-fun pinwheel

Gave my babies a dash of colour-fun pinwheel

Under the lights again

Under the lights again

Things were progressing nicely in my substitute greenhouse but what about outside- you know the real world.  Yesterday I toured the property with so many exciting things to share.  Flowers were sprouting, rhubarb was budding up from the ground, my garlic was looking amazing and animals were out investigating it all.

Soooo Pretty

Soooo Pretty

A single random flower I found on the lawn

A single random flower I found on the lawn

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Rhubarb Patch

Rhubarb Patch

Lets take a closer look

Lets take a closer look

Who the hell knew this is what Rhubarb looked like

Who the hell knew this is what Rhubarb looked like

12 rows of garlic we planted in the fall

12 rows of garlic we planted in the fall

Garlic can't wait to sprout up

Garlic can’t wait to sprout up

Garlic Looking Good!

Garlic Looking Good!

Chives are my first herb up

Chives are my first herb up

Mr Cottontail is enjoying spring

Mr Cottontail is enjoying spring

He looks awful fat he better not be eating my garlic!

He looks awful fat he better not be eating my garlic!

I think he heard me

I think he heard me

Run away Mr Cottontail

Run away Mr Cottontail

My cat Tiger is also enjoying spring

My cat Tiger is also enjoying spring

Nice balancing act

Nice balancing act

I think she sees a mouse

I think she sees a mouse

I ended my tour with asking my hubby if he could hang up my rooster we had purchased a couple of weeks ago.  It is so cute and it just makes me smile when I see it.

Mr Rooster

Mr Rooster

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