Goodbye April

A rainy day kept us inside for much of yesterday.  Those who stayed outside wore soggy pajamas!

Every time we are out and about, we stop in to check on the chicklets.  Old Tom keeps watch over the chicken yard.

No chick-snatching intruders can make it past this fellow!

 I am happy to report that all of them are still alive and seem quite robust.  

A couple of the black ones have already developed a bit of an attitude and stand up to each other defiantly.  They are so comical.

They flit around their house at top speed and peck at everything laying on the ground.... quite busy little ones, they are!

Even with the rain (which we desperately needed), the farm is quite lovely.  

All of the crabapple trees are flowering.  

When the wind blows, it looks like pink snow falling from the trees.

The lilacs and snowball viburnum bushes are loaded with blossoms.  What a lovely smell they bring into the house!


And, out in the vegetable garden, things are coming up nicely.  Garlic and rhubarb -


radishes -


sugar peas and spinach - 


onions - 


a variety of different lettuces - 


The rest of the garden is ready to finish planting.  As soon as I am sure we have no more frost ahead of us, I will be finishing this task.

I did a little more painting yesterday... this dog belongs to my daughter's friend:


Maybe I'll paint old Sammie next.  He's quite photogenic!


We will have a busy weekend here on the farm...full of grandchildren and sheep-shearing fun!

We'll be back Monday to share our adventures.  Have a great weekend!!

Comments

Beautiful on the farm! Your painting is fantastic! Just love seeing all the new life everywhere. Enjoy your weekend and all the fun with your grands.
jaz@octoberfarm said…
the crabapples are beautiful. we have another possible freeze coming so watch out for it. i love that old tom likes his new job!
Unknown said…
Starting my morning with tales from the farm is such a pleasant way to start the day!
Diane said…
Everything is so beautiful! Do you let your rhubarb flower? I was told to not let it flower and go to seed. I think I am going to just leave it this year.
littlemancat said…
Everything looks wonderful! That radish peeking out, rhubarb,onions,all so delicious.
Love the doggie portrait and Sammie would be a super subject. Maybe one of the cats?
Have a great week-end!
Mary
Marcia LaRue said…
Such a beautiful start to my morning's blog reading! The crabapple blossoms are gorgeous!
Have a fabulous weekend and fill up your fun quotient with the Grands!
See you on Monday!!
Marsha said…
Have a great weekend
This N That said…
Glad you got some rain..Sadly, we got less than 1/4 inch..Nothing significant in the forecast..Guess I'll have to start using the hose already.
.I noticed in your video that the black chicks seemed more active..wondering if there might be a Rooster or two among them.
Beautiful photography..colorful
Your gardens are thriving..
Sammy will be the perfect subject..He's very photogenic and will stay still for you ..good model.
Enjoy your weekend..It will be an active one..xxoo.
EDGAR C. BEARD said…
YOU AND HUBBS HAVE MADE TTHE FARM A BEAUTIFUL ..GORGEOUS PLACE...WOW...SUCH A SHOW PLACE AND YOUR COMMENTARY JUST COMPLETES THE MASTERPIECE....KEEP SMILING ANDHAVE A SUPER WEEKEND..SO THANKFUL THAT ALL OF THE BABY CHICKS ARE DOING GOOD... THERE IS USUALLY A FEW DEATHS...YOU TWO MUST MUST BE NEAR PERFECT....SMILING...ENJOY THE GRANDS AND HAVE A SFE AND HGAPPY WEEKEND !!!

EDGAR C. BEARD
Karen said…
I don't mean to gush:) But you are TRULY an artist! You captured that dog's soul. I hope in the future you would think about (like you have a lot of down time:) accepting animals photos (I'd love a painting of my past loves - dogs, etc.) and doing a painting. *would help pay for Old Tom's feed! You GO GIRL!!
Lynne said…
What a sight . . .
Crab Apple trees . ..
Wind and “pink snow!”
Love your paintings . ..