Friday, May 27, 2016

Springtime and Chickens

The past week has been absolutely beautiful here! The flowers are blossoming, as are the lilacs. The air is filled with the fragrances of spring! What a blessing to be able to smell lily of the valleys through my windows when the breeze is just right.
Adam and I have spent our evenings and weekends working in the flower beds and vegetable garden. With the warm weather, sunshine and watering everything is flourishing! I planted hens and chicks last year and they have come back, so I thought I would plant more this year, but in a hen planter.
 Last year my mom gave me some of her forget-me-nots to plant here. They are one of my favorite springtime flowers.
I also planted columbine last year. They didn't blossomed then, but this spring both plants are filled with flowers. My grandma always grew columbines. I remember visiting her on spring evenings when her flowers were beginning to bloom. Grandma would take us to each of her flower beds and point out  her favorite plants to us with great pleasure.
Adam has planted black and red raspberries! His strawberries from last year are looking quite vibrant, so we are hoping we might have enough for strawberry jam. : )
Our little hens have moved out to their coop. It is positioned right under the crab apple tree.
You can't see it in this picture, but the branch right above the coop is home to a robin's nest. Jemimah and I have been scolded by the momma robin a couple times now for coming to close to her nest.
Our happy hens! Haven't they grown a lot?
And springtime wouldn't be complete without rhubarb pie! Adam and I have both agreed rhubarb is one of our favorite pies, if not our favorite. I used the same recipe I tried last year, and it is delicious.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely springtime where you live too! What special plants have you added to your garden this year? Do you have a favorite springtime flower?

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork."
Psalm 19:1


  1. There is nothing like spring!!! :) I love your photos!

  2. It all looks so delightfully beautiful. We live rhubarb too. Happy Spring Fondly Michelle

  3. Such beautiful photos, dear friend. Your pictures made me want to jump into them and enjoy spring in your lovely neck of the woods.

    Hugs and joy!

  4. Lovely photos and the rhubarb pie looks delicious! :)

  5. I really enjoyed this post, Sarah! What a lovely glimpse into your spring . . . everything is looking so nice. And the first photo is idyllic. I loved it!

  6. Hello dear Sarah,
    What lovely ,happy ,joyous pictures and sweet living!!
    I enjoyed visiting your beautiful world :-)
    Warm blessings, Linnie

  7. Love this post, beautiful flowers and cute hen house :-)

  8. Oh, how lovely everything looks! I'm so excited that you have hens now! ^_^

    <3 Michelle

  9. Ah, there is such a beautiful air of beauty and simplicity in your blog, dear Sarah...I loved this post! Seeing your lovely garden and your sweet new chickens was delightfully inspiring...and can I just mention how much I love your henhouse? Sprintime is truly blissful, and I think of you while wrapped in woolies - winter has most certainly arrived! {{smiles}}
    How is little Jemimah? She must be getting quite big now!

    Much love and hugs to you, Sarah...