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Spring is here .... are you sure?

Spring is here..yeah right!?  Darn snow and cold and wind, icky!  We can't wait to get the seeds into the ground and get growing.

Mother Nature is making us wait...

Some people have asked about the hens. What do they do in this kind of weather?

Well here are a few photos.




The red hen is just scratching around close to our hoop house. Here is some information about hoop houses link. The white hen has found some Brussel Sprouts. Who knew? Hens like Brussel Sprouts. The girls will stroll around the yard and the remains of the garden.  One hen went into the hoop house and stayed most of the day. I was wondering why, well a thermometer in the hoop house showed 10 degrees F warmer! Now we all know hens like cozy.

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