Spring is Coming…

My seeds arrived today! They all look so beautiful in their lovely packaging. I can’t wait to start working with them tomorrow. I bought them from a local company called Livingseeds, they sell heirloom and open pollination seeds. We have been doing quite a lot of work on our veggie garden to prepare it for Spring. The beds have been dug over and composted, my wonderful husband has attached shade cloth all around the perimeter of the veg garden to keep birds out  and to protect it from frost during the colder months. (we do share quite a lot of our fruit and veg with the birds, but I would like to keep this one small space bird free if possible):)

Caiden working in the veg garden hammering together a raised bed veggie box.

Kye is in his element, the crushed stone arrived today too, we are going to lay this along the paths in the veg garden. He has been digging in it all afternoon and looks slightly grey now, Ahem… time for a bath, I think…

Our 10 young chickens are sooo friendly, they follow us all over the garden…

Have a wonderful Thursday…

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12 Responses to Spring is Coming…

  1. Forest-Dweller August 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    I truly love spring…just to watch it arrive…it seems to come in the smallest of detail. Just watching the animals react to it…kitty looks like he needs a belly rub. I love the photo of the chickens as well.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie “Forrest-Dweller” Duvall
    The Handmade Homemaker

  2. charlotte August 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    oh wow, moments filled with excitment for the coming year!! It is looking lovely too. Enjoy x x x

  3. Lore Lawrence Washington, DC August 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    You site and your etsy store are just so beautiful and have given me inspiration to go back to knitting and crocheting. I’m now taking brush-up lessons.

    I was just wondering, have you ever written how you were able to create this great life. Were you doing something before this? How do you make the change?

    I love your blog!

  4. Catherine August 12, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    OMG how do you keep the chickens out of the garden? Ours ate all of our winter veggies so back into their coup they went – no more free ranging unattended.

    LOVE the picture of all those seeds

  5. Julia August 12, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    Yay! I’m excited about spring here in New Zealand too! You have inspired me to go seek out some seeds and get them germinating. Have a wonderful day Linda!

  6. Kelly August 12, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    i love seeing the flip side of the hemisphere ~ enjoy your spring!

  7. karen August 12, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    How exciting, spring isn’t far at all now! You have a great set up for your veggie patches

  8. Keri August 12, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    Good luck with the garden. I loved spending time in my grandparents garden. It’s such a wonderful addition to any home.

  9. Alittlebitsheepish August 12, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Looks like a lovely day in the garden, the seed packets are lovely and colourful, and always very exciting

  10. Baa-Me Kniits August 13, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    Its starting to warm up here too Linda, still cold at nights though and we usually get a cold snap again in Sept just before spring really starts. My chooks are laying and the calf has been born (We are calling him Seamus! his Dad is Douglas so it fits, good suggestion 🙂 ) so spring is almost here. Your veggie garden is champion! Mine is still inhabited by Guinea Fowl but it was always hard to get the water to it so I am looking at another location. Just need someones old watertank to cut in half. I’m glad you didn’t frog your shalom cardi its looking lovley. Blogger wont let me comment in my usual browser? I am reading just not commenting so much. Loved that photo of Sandy as well….quite at home there. Have a great week, Jen xx

  11. Nadia August 14, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    I love your chickens! I live on a suburban block with a normal sized backyard, but I’m trying to convince my husband that we need chooks! Think I might appeal to his handyman side and ask for him to make a coop, lol!
    Your vegie garden looks wonderful 🙂

  12. Lenard August 19, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Lovely chicken. I like the pictures. it looks like having fun working in the garden.

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