Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Scenes from Spring on the Farm

There are going to be some new additions to the farm soon! And NO I am not poppin' out any babies anytime soon...LOL! We found this yesterday...

Nestled in our little baby crab apple tree is a robin's nest. The mama bird is perched in there almost all the time, she even lets us get pretty close, but if we touch the leaves she flies away. She doesn't go far though because I have noticed her sneak right back in if we take very many steps away. I hope that the babies survive, my kids and day care kids are very excited about this little discovery! The tree is only a bit taller than me, and is small enough that I can pick them up and let them peek inside. Here is there home, right next to our newly planted vegetable garden.

In addition to the Robin eggs, we found "Franklin" today

I don't have the heart to keep him very long, a box is no home for a box turtle (no pun intended! LOL!) but for the kids sake he is 'spending the night'. We gave him a carrot and some water, but so far all he wants to do is cover himself with the grass we tossed in and sleep.

I blogged recently about a calf, "Willy", that I wanted to get a picture of....I have had no luck! The only shot I got was a picture of his Mama...and she was not happy about me stalking her baby boy. I suppose I would be sporting a similar glare should some crazy lady come sneaking around my child with a camera!

And I usually refrain from posting pictures of my kids online (because I am a paranoid freak! LOL) But I could not resist posting these of the first crop of sweet corn going into the garden.

My 2 year old was busy eating rocks...but my 4 year old was very interested in helping to plant the garden this year. Let's hope he gets better at eating his vegetables!!!

Oh and just a few more pics....these are new additions to my 'landscape' (if that's what you want to call it) I just thought somebody might think they were cute...One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure!

Thank God I'm A Country Girl!


debi9kids said...

Love all of the pictures!
I have some similar "treasures" in my not so country home in NJ. ;)
We also have a lovely nest full of eggs that we are watching and waiting to hatch. So sweet.

3rd... said...

Looks awesome, makes me wish I was a country girl as well.

Shannon said...

WOW! How fun for your kids to watch as those eggs get ready to hatch. I'm sure the anticipation is way up there! I love that you have a veggie garden. We have the room, but I'm not much of a "get your hands dirty" kinda girl, so I have to deal with the not so great produce from the store!

Mum-me said...

I love those rusty jugs with the plants in them. They look great!