Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There's always hope...

The garden is showing signs of waking up. I know it's early still, but I feel the time has arrived to start looking and thinking and planning.

Primroses making an effort:

Snowdrops shooting up:

And really good news:

The second egg in two days! I suspect it is Tootsie who is finally laying again and that Jelly Bean and Ginger will soon follow her lead.


Emily said...

those are very good signs! i noticed my chives coming up the other day, but that's the only thing so far.

Goneferalinidaho said...

I didn't know chickens had a down time for laying.

Laura Paine Carr said...

Oh such tender photos! I think the new greens are my favorite (just had a most delightful stir-fry for lunch), I just love how the shoots push aside the mulch and give us a "how to" in tenacity!

Randy Emmitt said...


Eggs during winter, them hens do go girl! Primrose looks great, must be very tough. Mine have buds on them.

Jen said...

Beautiful photos! Like you, I'm starting to see a little life in our garden, too. My daisies are getting some green at the base.

Southern Lady said...

You have more life in your garden than I do. That is very unusual since we are further south. Our weather has been much colder this winter than usual. Hopefully, we will see some signs of change soon. Carla

Kathleen said...

Hi Victoria!
I've been seeing signs of life too ~ even had my first bloom (!!!) ~ can you believe it? Snowdrops! They've never bloomed in Jan for me before.
I LOVE your blog header. I fooled with mine over the holidays but your photos are better.
Glad those girls are getting back to egg production!

Pat said...

I envy you southerners !
Keep telling my husband I'd like to live in NC.
It's nice here by the shore in NJ and the house is payed off but the taxes are high.
Ahhhh....don't know.