Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Spring begins in 3 days! I was out walking about the yard yesterday and was thrilled to see the wild Violets in bloom! Kristi picked a little bouquet for the house.. oh they smell simply divine! There are 3 colors of these violets, the white ones come out first, then the lavender ones and also dark purple.
I put this first posy in my little vintage milk glass cream bottle that the dairies would use to sell cream to cafes. Also in the photo is the vintage Devon Violet pottery perfume jar I found last year. I need 2nd bouquet!
Did you know that there used to be a massive farm industry of forcing violets to sell in bouquets in the spring? They were more popular than roses.
I had gone out to photograph our daffodils which are blooming in the garden by our back deck. They are a bit beat down due to all the rain we've gotten lately.
I stuck my camera low under the flowers to get a shot and laughed at myself when I realized that I still had the zoom lens out.. but thought I'd share this anyway as it's kind of a fun image.
This is more what I was going for.
On Wednesday after the children got home from school all six of us headed to Coastal Farm & Garden store to pick out some chicks. Caleb picked out this one - I'm excited because I'd read about this breed which lays dark brown eggs. He named his chick Jack. I said.. you know these are girls, right? And he goes, I know. :-)
This was his 2nd choice.. he named this one Jackson.
Hayden pick out this one and named it Fluffy.
And this one is Black Fluffy. :-)
At the farm store they keep them in these galvanized water troughs.
Kristi had gotten all the needs for the chicks ahead of time and set them up in the guest bathroom vintage clawfoot tub. Here they are in their new home with their "parents" Caleb and Hayden. Oops.. you can see it's a working bathroom and the towel is not hanging neatly.. lol.
Caleb is gently holding his Welsummer chick.
You should hear the peep peep peeping going on in this house. They sound adorable and even have a little peep trill sound.
Kristi brought out Jack so I could take a close up of her. Sweet! Travis picked out a Bantam he named Boots, Kristi picked out a Red Sexlink she named Sexy and Barred Rock she hasn't named yet. They were out of Ameraucaunas that lay aqua eggs, but said they would have more on the weekend. I will get two of those.
In the news here, the White House has come up with a proposed budget which will go on to the Congress. It increases military spending and cuts all social agencies. Here is a chart I found. So.. 45 and the Republicans want to cut Environmental Protection, Labor, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Education, etc. All things that help the middle class, the poor and our country as a whole. Cutting school lunches, cutting Meals on Wheels to home-bound elderly and sick people, etc.
To find out more - click HERE.
I hope you have a good weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)