Friday, March 23, 2012

Am I Dreaming?

I think I may be in the middle of a very long and involved dream.
And if this is a dream, I don't want to wake up!

In this dream it is March 22nd and it is sunny and 75 degrees out.
Bird songs fill the air.
The grass is green.
The deciduous trees are in full blossom.

All of this is at least a month early.

So, I must be dreaming!

Seriously, though, for those of you who are in the North West and still held 
in Winter's icy embrace....
I offer you a taste of Spring!

I noticed yesterday as I was hauling loads of mulch...

that as I passed the willow trees beside the chicken coops...

there was a rather loud hum...
almost the sound of electricity buzzing through high tension wires.

It was our bees!
They are happily buzzing around all of the blossoming trees
gathering nectar and getting a rather huge jump start on honey production.

You can see them in that last picture...
flying between the branches.

So, if this is not a dream, then I have to say...
this is the earliest in my entire life that Spring has arrived.

Ginger and MaryAnn's yard is outfitted with an umbrella and plenty of water.

It won't be long until these gals prefer to spend their afternoons in a puddle of water (mud)!

If you are still in the midst of winter like weather,
hang on...
I promise Spring is on its way.
And I must say it is glorious!

PS...In case I am dreaming, would you please be so kind
as to NOT wake me up!

Have a great weekend!!
We will be tending gardens this weekend and will be back Monday with more
Tails from the Farm!


  1. It has been a very interesting year. Everything around your alls place looks so beautiful though!

  2. Boy I'm loving this early spring! !!! I love the last picture have a great weekend

  3. Bees are buzzing her too! I love it, but it's way too early for this and makes me wonder what the summer will have in store for us. Happy spring!

  4. Shhhhh..Don't want to wake you...Be careful with your gardening..There are to be some nights in the 30's next week..highs in the 50's...Rain this weekend..I've mowed the front yard twice...I can still wait for the rest of it...Maybe next week when it's 50...Whatever you do..Enjoy your weekend...It is truly a beautiful time of year even if it's a bit early..The Kentucky Derby people are upset because the tulips will be done before the derby..Oh well !!

  5. AWWWW, gee whiz! Some people get al the luck! I see the amazing!

  6. It was 84 degrees in my area of Massachusetts yesterday. It is expected to cool down to a mild 71 degrees today. What an odd spring. I'm not complaining though.

  7. Isnt it wonderful , Spring ! Lovely photos , all our trees and bushes are also poping with flowers and soo pretty . All my Daffodils are open as well waiting on my Hyacinths to be next . I to saw a bumble bee yesterday and two small butterfly's WOW I have never seen such an early spring but I am loving it, fresh breezes with the smell of sweet flowers in the air , sunshine , peepers at night, birds singing and chattering all the sounds and more I love about this weather ! Have a wonderful day !

  8. Lovely!! How many chickens do you keep? Do they get the run of the land? Do you let them out of coop each morning, or do they have freedom to come and go. My girls are getting to where they want to be OUT first thing in the morning. I like to wait til eggs have been laid and collected, but they are getting antsy! Love your pics. Enjoy your early Spring!!!
    XO Kris

  9. Amazing photos, it is a rare and lovely spring we are having, makes me feel pretty lucky! I love the piglets little cabana.

  10. I was just thinking this morning while down at the barn slogging through the mud that I need to visit someones blog who is getting spring conditions already. And here you are with beautiful spring pictures. Thanks a bunch!! I needed that. We just had almost 8 inches of snow and no power for 17 hours. And we were the lucky ones, some still have no power since Wed. Yikes! I'm hoping the Northwest is close to Spring. The sun is out today. That's a good sign. And we're off to the Northwest Horse Expo for some equine fun and education. Hope your nice weather continues.

  11. I agree this is the earliest I've seen spring like this. It is beautiful out there.

  12. can I come over to your house & dream too !
    I still have snow on the ground...
    But I know Spring weather will get here,,,just wish it were now...
    sure you don't want to adopt me?

  13. It is a wonderful, early spring. Feels more like summer here. It's been in the 80's...great chance to get a head start on some yard work.

  14. Yes, it is spring up in MN also. Still waiting for some things to sprout but enjoying the warmth! Love that last picture - guess we all need to relax in the shade from time to time. :)

  15. Oh Beverly
    What beautiful images... Enjoy the early spring... It is like summer here, but rain in the forcast this weekend.
    Wishing you a beautiful day

  16. wonderful pictures, as always ! We are having GREAT weather also (s. Illinois) and I love it ! I love this spring and also don't remember ever having such an early and warm spring. Thank you for the Super blog ! I look forward to it every day ! Wish you could include weekends but know that family is important too. Thank you for sharing with us ! Todd

  17. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. I know things are blossoming here in Raleigh as well. I'm almost giddy each moring I wake up and get to enjoy our early Spring. Have a great weekend.

  18. It is like a dream, a very wonderful dream for those of us who love to garden and roam the countryside. I have already weeded my gardens and pruned all the rose bushes. Hurrah!

  19. Thank you so much for your most welcome visit and very kind words about Bebe... I am so happy you enjoyed viewing her.

  20. Yes it looks like you're not dreaming Bev...spring has sprung on your farm! Isn't this something...I have never seen spring this early either. I have family in south central Canada who has NO snow at all and the rest of my family is in British Columbia (western Canada) who's snow has gone but it's down VERY low on the mountains. Here in our part of Kansas the lilacs are starting to bloom and the fruit trees have finished. I've mowed the lawn inside the picket fence twice and this weekend I mowed the rest of the lawns and will have to do them again later this week. Thank goodness we've got the horses to take care of the pastures this year! I hope your weather is nice today so you can spend your time outside. :)


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