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Friday, March 25, 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



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lambs!


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.

newborn 4 horn Jacob Sheep ram lamb

May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.
Psalm 68:3



Friday, March 4, 2016

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!




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