"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, February 20, 2012

who needs a groundhog? (sorry punxsutawney phil)




Guess who's gettin' busy... and it's not the Easter Bunny!  Hurray for longer days.  I took a walk the other afternoon.  Around the house I strolled with my camera looking for signs of spring.  I got up close and personal with many of the shrubs and trees that make their residence on our property.  Nada.  No sprouts, shoots, buds...  But then my hubby came in with his sweatshirt pocket full of these beauties and I was satisfied.  We are getting closer.  The hens say it's so. 

Blessings, Debbie



33 comments:

  1. yay! Its so nice to have eggs again after winter is almost over

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  2. How fun, the eggs are beautiful! I'm ready for spring:@)

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  3. I'm so dumb that I didn't know hens laid more eggs in the spring. Or is it that they don't lay any at all in the winter?

    Now, you have sent me off on a google adventure.

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  4. My girls never stopped laying this winter. I am still waiting for winter, really I am!

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  5. Your hens are laying beautiful eggs!

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  6. I too didn't know they didn't lay eggs during the winter!

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  7. I do so love the signs of spring!!! We are getting shoots and our "winter bloomers" are so lovely. I get excited every year! You'd think after 56 springs, I might not anymore. ;) Yea, for the eggs! blessings ~ tanna

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  8. Our ladies are going for it, too! Just need to find all the eggs before I end up with broody hens and armfuls of chicks.

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  9. Thank you for the good news, Debbie! Gorgeous eggs! I shall eat an egg for breakfast in honor of your spring chickens!

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  10. And we are getting the traditional basketball tournament snows around here. :) Love home eggs - nice and brown - we used to have chickens when I was a kid - I remember we had some special recipes for when our egg supplies exceeded our ability to eat them easily (we had a large quantity of hens and sold eggs to various people in town - on Saturday mornings we would wash the eggs with vinegar, sort them and put them in cartons while watching cartoons).

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  11. Yes here also...well not eggs, but everything is starting to sprout!

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  12. Well now I know spring is around the corner! We saw daffodils sprouting on our walk :)

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  13. Yay for eggs! One of the signs of spring around here are all the dead skunks in the road. Sad, but true. I'm loving the longer days, too.

    Oh my...the word verification is a frustrating mystery. I can't figure out what word it is trying to get me to type. I think it might be an IQ test and I am failing miserably. Trying one more time........

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  14. So we'll have our spring and none too soon! Beginning to have a tinge of cabin fever!

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  15. Oh, gosh, Debbie - you don't have anything sprouting yet? My roses have growth on them, in a way I don't usually see till late March when I'm ready to prune. In fact, I am planning to take a picture of it today.

    But how lovely to have eggs! :)

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  16. My hens started laying again too. I think that is the best sign that spring is on it's way.

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  17. yummy happy eggs!! any plans what you'll use them for? on my to-do-list are scones(never evah made them, but wanna!) - but i'll have to shop for eggs first :-(
    happy tuesday to you!!

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  18. Oh, the girls are producing! Hooray for spring!
    According to the hens, I should get our patio furniture out of storage, right? I like that!

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  19. I agree a lovely (and yummy) way to know spring is on her way!! CLarice

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  20. Beautiful eggs!

    It feels spring like here!

    Deanna

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  21. Even though we have been blessed with a mild winter this year, I am ready for spring. I hope you whip up some delicious omelets with those eggs....yum. xo

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  22. What a beautiful sight! They are just gorgeous. I bet you are really proud of your girls. :)

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  23. Those are just simply beautiful!!!! :)

    SO is your poem...very lovely!

    Happy Tuesday!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  24. That would be fun...finding eggs. They're gorgeous.

    Thanks for your sweet comment over here, yesterday. :) I appreciate it.

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  25. I look forward to the day that we will find these. I don't know if we will get some chickens this year or next. I am thinking probably next.

    You are so blessed! Enjoy!!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  26. Debbie, I don't have eggs (that's a pity), but I do have day lilies starting top eek out and daffodils up in the sunny spots! But, me? I'm still hoping for a little more snow. Weird that way.

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  27. I did not realize either that hens lay more eggs in the spring. These eggs look wonderful ...hope you enjoy some great omeletes. I really enjoy reading your blog!

    Have a wonderful week! :)

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  28. My garden is a bit confused this year, my candytuft and daffodils are blooming. I have tried to tell them it's only February and this is much too early but....we will have to watch the weather and protect what we can when the inevitable cold snap returns

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  29. Our hens are laying too...finally! xo

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  30. They make a beautiful flower!
    I'd want to show the off too.

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  31. They look beautiful! Farm fresh eggs and Spring are a great combo :)

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  32. Those beautiful brown eggs bring back childhood memories . . . of chicken coops, straw nests, still-warm eggs, putting out chicken feed, and even a very mean rooster!

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  33. Your photos are always so gorgeous. I think all of us feel like you do and look forward to a new season!

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