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Sadly the only thing growing around here is my aloe vera plant and some green onions on my kitchen windowsill. So I bought myself some carnations (my favorite flower!) to help beat the winter blahs. It’s amazing how much fresh flowers can lift my spirits in freezing cold weather. It’s actually supposed to be warm the next few days so we will be soaking it up!
We are in the process of buying a house with land which is super exciting, but it kind of puts a wrench in my garden plans. I’m still planning on starting as much as I can from seed at this house and then transferring them very carefully to the new house. Did I mention that the new house has a beautiful brick sunroom which will be the PERFECT spot for seed starting next year?!? Yeah I’m pretty excited. The house needs a lot of work so we probably won’t be moving in until late spring/early summer. I’m a little bummed to be leaving our apple tree, blueberries, strawberries and garlic though…
I ordered my seeds last week and I’m eagerly awaiting their arrival. I may have gone overboard since I basically have as much land as I need for a garden this year, but only time will tell. 🙂
Since not much is going on in the garden, I thought I would do a quick update on our chickens. Two of our original girls died and so we had to replace them. Right now our flock consists of an Ameraucana, Rhoda Island Red, Welsummer, Barred Rock and Red Sex Link.
Our Ameraucana started laying in the Fall and then got broody and we haven’t seen eggs from her since. Our Rhode Island Red started laying a few weeks ago and we are getting around 1 egg per day from her. Welsummer (the only other full-grown bird) hasn’t started laying yet. I’m hoping once we get through the next few months of cold and dark they will all start laying.
Are you doing any garden planning? Do you know why my Welsummer hasn’t started laying yet?? (She is around 10 months old). I’d love to know! 🙂
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