Thursday, April 4, 2013

CAN IT BE SPRING?

This morning I woke to the most amazing sound...a sound not heard for quite sometime...the sweet song of  a morning robin...I thought perhaps I was dreaming...but as daylight came... there in the birch tree... the bird of spring appeared...as morning progressed so did the robin population, scattered about the yard digging for worms...could spring have found us here at Dog Trot Farm?...
 Speaking of birds...my little flock of fifteen have endured a long hard winter...but surprisingly the majority of the girls have continued to lay throughout those long dark days...four year old LuLu Belle...
 and her sister Charlotte were the first to escape the confines of the coop... happily... they sample  newly discovered bits of green...
 Sadie Mae was on the prowl...and
  bundled up with our winter coats and hats...Travis and I head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine...
 ten months old...
 and ever curious...
 Travis is discovering the great outdoors...
and though not walking independently...
 he has his own means of transportation..."hey little buddy wait for granny"...

a plain and simple day..okay....sorry...gotta go!!


12 comments:

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, the sweet sound of birdsong...how very lovely! It seems we both have longed for the Robins' arrival...sadly my Robins are fashioned of cloth.
I am delighted to hear that your "girls" remained well and happy over the long, cold winter.
Your wee lad seems to have Spring fever...high-tailing it down the lane! Whoooosh....
Happy day to you...
Judy

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Julie, oh I can`t wait to hear the wonderful song of a Robin....snow tonight and tomorrow, so guess it will be awhile.......Great to see the hens in the yard, Travis is such a darling in his mode of transportation..... Have a good weekend, Hugs Francine.

annie said...

spring & mobile outdoors, good for you! Enjoy your days Julie, hugs!

Julia said...

I'm so glad that you have spotted a red breasted robin. I spotted two last week when I was in Ottawa and it made my day. A sure sign of spring.

How wonderful that your faithful girls have kept right on laying eggs for you all through the long winter months. They sure are champions in my book. I'm sure they are given the best care possible. It's nice seeing them in the yard.

Travis has grown so much. It's nice that he can mobilize all by himself outdoors.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Jb

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Hahaha! Grammy is going to be kept busy this summer! I saw a butterfly yesterday~woohoo!!

MTWaggin said...

Nothing simple at all, everyone enjoying the sunshine and that little dude is gonna run your buns of gma when he gets fully mobile!

moosecraft said...

Look at Travis gooooooo! Better get some running shoes for yourself! ;-)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Oh so precious!!

jody said...

oh what a doll face that lil travis is! and he will have so much to explore there with you! i bet he enjoys the fur babes! always something to watch! fun to see you chickens! they look good after a long winter stay inside! enjoyh your day!!

Terry and Linda said...

I'm all for a plain and simple day!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Farm Girl said...

It looks awesome. Your hens are just beautiful and Travis looks like he is having a ball in his walker.
I just love your photos.

Eve said...

Hahaha! Run granny run!!! So happy spring is on the way to New England!