I had to go to town today and get some feed. I did that nasty habit of drive by photography again. Someday when it’s warm, I might actually stop, but the geese were all huddled down today. Made me think it was too cold to stop and walk around.
When I was getting my feed, I noticed that the farm store has baby chicks! I think that means that spring is near. You should be proud of me. I didn’t bring any home because my lovely hens are kicking up production.
I’ve even found eleven eggs on a couple of days. I did sell some at work, and I put up a notice in the post office. I think I need to find some better advertising.
Yesterday I found my first goose egg of the year. Actually, I found two eggs by stepping on the nest, but I only got to bring one to the house because I smashed the other one.
I also brought home another egg from town that is a clear indication of spring. My favorite egg is the Reese’s peanut butter egg.
All the thoughts of spring has started me thinking about the garden season. I brought home some containers to start seeds.
I’d feel bad about buying plastic, but I will try to treat them gently and use them for several years. It would be nice to find the time to make some of those nice newspaper pots, but I don’t think I could get enough made. I already planted some luffa seeds in reused pots. It takes a long time for them to germinate.
I want to plant a pretty big garden. I do well at starting tomatoes, but my peppers are not as reliable. I think it’s because I try to use my front porch as a greenhouse (big wishful thinking sigh), and it doesn’t keep the temperatures consistent enough for the seeds.
This year, I’d also like to plant some calendula. I tried using it in some soap this fall. I plan on using the petals from my flowers for my soap because it turned out well.
Calendula is reported to have wonderful healing properties. Speaking of soap, I had to make some more oatmeal and honey goats milk soap last weekend because I’ve sold quite a bit.
I still have a lot of soap for sale in my online market. There’s a link in my sidebar. Well, I must get this posted because my sister is in town, and I’m going to see her.
She better be taking a jar or two of spider plants with her. The poor things truly need planted.
Linking to SOOC Sunday.
Linking to Macro Monday. No true macros this week, so I hope the close ups are okay. 🙂