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Showing posts from March, 2016

Spring has Sprung

The 700 spring bulbs we planted  last fall are blooming in all their glory just in time for Easter.

Scattered all over the farm

under the trees and in the flower beds, they are everywhere we look.

The daffodils are my favorite. They are so bright and cheery.

The bright blue ajuga and pink hyacinths look so pretty standing with the yellow trumpets.

They are announcing that  spring has sprung.
"Tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes!" William Wordsworth


Spring has sprung into action with the birth of new Jacob Sheep lambs on the farm.

It started with these pretty little twin girls born 3 days ago.

Since then there has been constant activity in the lambing pens.

After they have their babies, the ewes are moved into these "jugs" to stay for a few days or until we determine if the little ones  are gaining weight, happy and healthy.

So far we have 4 sweet ewe lambs and 2 very nice looking rams.
May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Psalm 68:3

Think It's Spring

I do believe it's spring. Even here in Oklahoma, it's early, but it's welcome!

Signs are everywhere on the farm. 700 newly planted daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are pushing their way up from the ground and basking in the warm sun. Crickets are chirping. Flies are buzzing. There are even a few ladybugs in the garden.

The most welcome sight is the flurry of activity around the bee hives. They have been busy bringing in pollen which is a sign that there are baby bees to feed. (see the white bundles on the bee's sides in the photo above?) Each of the hives has already built a new comb. Since the first winter is the hardest for a bee colony, we are very thankful the bees made it through til spring!