Monday, March 9, 2015

My first ducklings

After what was beginning to feel like an endless winter the seasons and weather appear to be taking a turn.  Ahhhhh...SPRING!  We've been working as much as possible throughout the winter on our little farm preparing the barn for the arrival of our planned "livestock."  This past Friday I got my very first ever ducklings.

I'm pleased to introduce you to Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter and Howard (The Mister named "Howard", in case you might not have guessed.)

The are so C+U+T+E !!  I don't know the gender of the ducks.  I'm hoping for girls as I'd really like to be able to gather duck eggs one day. 

These three ducklings are American Pekin Ducks.  When mature, they'll look like the duck on the Aflac commercials.

Ducklings grow really quickly.  Just since Friday they've nearly doubled in size.   They are in their brooder for the next several weeks.  They're so much fun to watch.  They are very curious and quite comical in their antics. 

In other news, the baby chicks will be arriving around the 20th of April.  Then in May we are hoping to have the horses transported here from Canada.   Besides the animals, I'm getting seedlings started for my vegetable and herb gardens.  So it is a very busy time of the years...and I'm loving every second of it.

Until next time,


Thursday, March 5, 2015

I'm dreaming for SPRING

Just like most everyone else in North America, I'm more than ready for SPRING to arrive!

It's taken me a few months, but I've finally set up my craft and sewing space and ready to get back into crafting and sewing.  This week at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog the card theme is SPRING, using a House Mouse (Happy Hopper or Gruffies) image.  This wee mousie snuggled under the spring violet sings spring to me.
It's definitely been a while since I've done any stamping and/or card making so I needed some layout inspiration and I used this week's Mojo Monday 387 layout challenge.

It really felt good and was fun to get my fingers inky, to color and try to remember 'how do I make cards?'   It is true that if you don't use it, you lose it!  So I look forward to joining in more challenges as time permits.
Let's all keep positive thoughts that this last little blast of winter we are having will be the last and that spring is finally on its way.
Until next time,