Friday Farm Favorites
I thought I would share some images and a few simple joys that were highlights of my week.
I love spring bulbs, especially hyacinths as they remind me of Grandma Rieley. When I was a child, Grandma had a bulb garden full of hyacinths at the side of the house (where we live now). I’ve always adored the fragrant smell of these flowers–just like perfume. Sometimes, as a child, I would sneak and pick a couple of Grandma’s beloved blooms. I still remember getting into trouble for flower picking without permission. Anyway, these spring bulbs and the special memories accompanying them add a little warmth and brightness to a dull winter day.
There’s nothing better than reading a book and sharing a snuggle with Clementine Kitty or spending time with Dash and Maud while watching a film on a rainy, cold evening.
It’s such a treat and a joy to interact with our chickens. I love how they cluck and chirp as soon as they catch sight of me in the mornings. One of my favorite things each day is giving the hens their scratch and collecting eggs. It’s always a surprise! I never know how many eggs or what color to expect. It’s like receiving a special gift. I carefully carry the eggs back to the house to clean them, taking care not to break any of the fragile treasures. Once they’re cleaned and dried, I lovingly place them in the egg dish according to color and aesthetic. Farmguy likes to give me a hard time for my little color-coordinating routine. But, I don’t care. I like them to look pretty. And, it makes me happy.
It’s never a “baaaad” day on Green Hill Farm when I get to visit with my favorite pair of woollies–Clover and Hamish. Of course, they are waiting for grain. 😉
Here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend from all of us at Green Hill Farm!
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