And it looks like the cabbage will be ready just in time for St. Patrick's day.
My daffodils came back up and the first bloom opened yesterday. I've also got foxglove, blue bonnets and delphinium to look forward to!
Several of you have asked about the chickens. They're great! Our city actually finally passed the code making them legal- no more outlaw chickens! We're actually under the limit too!
That brings me to Patsy! She's always been our most snuggly hen. She is very, very small and was picked on when we first got her so we've always kept her in a separate "coop" from the bigger girls at night. Patsy is also our most likely to be broody. Being "broody" means a hen has decided that she wants to hatch her eggs. Normally after a hen lays an egg, she just walks right out of the coop and leaves it there for you. When she becomes broody, she will plop down on her eggs and try to keep them warm to hatch them. That's a problem when you don't have a rooster and the eggs aren't fertilized..they will never hatch! Patsy "goes broody" every 3 weeks or so. We have to physically take her out into the yard everyday so she doesn't stay on her eggs.
Well, because we're under the limit for chickens, we've decided to get Patsy some fertilized eggs and let her hatch some babies! We're going to have Easter chicks!!
I can't wait to see the little chicks peek out from under her wing! Wait until y'all see the crazy breed we picked!