Welcome to the Friday Farm Fix, a new series on Farmgirl Fare where I share a random sampling of what's been happening around the farm during the past week. Just joining us? You'll find all the Friday Farm Fix posts here.
Twelve year old (!) Whitey the Chicken enjoyed a brief foray into the great outdoors this week. She hasn't ventured back out since, (and neither have the three much younger hens in her coop), but the newly named Rooster Andy has been strutting all over the place.
Lots more photos below. . .
The homemade greenhouse is full of Swiss chard and lemon balm. You'll find a first day of spring greenhouse tour on my kitchen garden blog.
Ava and her newborn baby girl yesterday morning—she's the only lamb born in the last 10 days. Four more pregnant ewes to go! Catch up with all the lambing season posts here.
This beautiful Dwarf Siberian kale was direct seeded in my kitchen garden last fall and has been the star of many salads. The seeds planted on either side of it didn't sprout (I was using up a bunch of old seed packets), but on Monday and Tuesday (fertile days in the first quarter) I'll be sowing new seeds there, as well as in several other 4'x8' raised beds.
Yep, the lilacs are already blooming—two to three weeks earlier than usual.
Wishing you a beauty filled spring weekend!
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