Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spring Is Coming! Isn't It?

Spring will be here on March 20th or that is the day it's supposed to be here.  The days are wild around here right now.  For two or three days we'll have freezing temps at night and in the forties during the days.  Then the sun shines and we have temps in the seventies up near eighty. 

I should be used to the fluctuation in the temps here in Mississippi but for some reason it's getting harder to deal with.  Maybe, it's age.  :)

I wanted to plant some English peas this year but so far we don't have them in the ground because of the rain we have been getting and the soil being so wet.  If the peas aren't in the ground soon it will be too late because the temps will be in the eighties.

I'm looking forward to gardening this year.  I am feeling healthier and more like working outside.   Also, I'm looking forward to the fresh vegetables we will be able to grow in that garden. 

We will be planting more tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini, cucumbers and green beans this year.  I also want to add to the herb bed. 

William and I are talking about purchasing some baby chicks to raise for the freezer.  We'll start with twenty-five and get them to the age for processing.  Then we will do the same with another twenty-five. 

We are planning to purchase some chicks for layers.  We haven't come up with the number yet.  We're thinking six or twelve and a rooster just in case we want to raise some here. 

We won't use twelve eggs every day but we have children who love the "homegrown" eggs.  They've mentioned several times that the eggs from our chickens were so much more tasty than the store bought ones.  I'm inclined to agree.

I have missed hearing the hens singing and the roosters crowing.  It will be nice to have that again.

It seems William and I have a lot to look forward to this spring.  Makes me smile.

Thank you for dropping by and please come again.  I'm going to try to be more diligent in keeping the blog updated and  to post some pictures of what is going on here at Hunny Bunny Haven!


  1. Hey, I am looking forward to reading your blog this spring. :) Rebecca joyce

  2. Hi Rebecca Joyce. I'm sorry I have been posting much. Our garden is looking so good and William has brought in three small yellow squash. I'm thinking of slicing them or at least one of them and putting it a green salad. I love zukes and yellow squash in salads. Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy the posts.