Peach Buds

Photo taken April 6th.  The buds are getting bigger.  The willows are brighter yellow.  Last year on April 3rd the spring peepers were peeping.  Not a peep from them yet this year.

Photo taken April 6th. The buds are getting bigger. The willows are brighter yellow. Last year on April 3rd the spring peepers were peeping. Not a peep from them yet this year.  For Easter Dinner we had Penny Tree  Farm Fresh Pork Roast smothered in Penny Tree Farm Peach Preserves.  I have a few more jars left of the preserves.  

Monday Measures

McLure's Department store regular one foot ruler.  This ruler came to me via my in-law's.  Perhaps from Nashville - would be interesting to know how it came North.

3 inches!  April 6th, 2015.  McLure’s Department store regular one foot ruler. This ruler came to me via my in-law’s. Perhaps from Nashville – would be interesting to know how it came North.

Everything is so ugly now!  Not that I am complaining about losing the snow of course!

Everything is so ugly now! Not that I am complaining about losing the snow of course!

The Last Squash

Cutting this squash open was no small feat.  And yes I did tell myself to avoid bumps-bruises-and-mishaps!  And no! - I didn't sustain any injury!  Gosh - what a question!

Cutting this squash open was no small feat. And yes I did tell myself to avoid bumps-bruises-and-mishaps! And no! – I didn’t sustain any injury! Gosh – what a question!

This baby size blue hubbard is in amazingly good condition.  This is the longest I have had squash and pumpkins last.  Just about every week I have baked one or two and used them in soups, scones, pies, and side dishes.  We will miss them!

This baby size blue hubbard is in amazingly good condition. This is the longest I have had squash and pumpkins last. Just about every week I have baked one or two and used them in soups, scones, pies, and side dishes. We will miss them!

Baby Watch Begins!

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully.  Ferny has what I call an artistic udder - she has one meaty quarter there on the left.  Oh, well, we all have our little flaws.  There is starting to be the slightest fullness here.  We'll watch it weekly now.

Now is the time to watch the udder carefully. Ferny has what I call an artistic udder – she has one meaty quarter there on the left. Oh, well, we all have our little flaws. There is starting to be the slightest fullness here. We’ll watch it weekly now.

See the bulge on the right side there - Stormy's offspring is growing in there!

See the bulge on the right side there – Stormy’s offspring is growing in there!

The Free Range Flock

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These hens have been free ranging all winter.  As in they are loose in the barn so can come and go as they choose.  On Tuesday morning they collectively left the barn.  Done.  I don’t know how they decide this, but suddenly they are all done with staying in the barn.  Some went down to the field to visit the cows.  Some wandered up to the house to visit me.  They stay on my paths which are nicely dusted with hay.  We don’t plow the lawn so have to carry all the hay down to the barn, which clearly Hades and his ladies appreciate.