it’s springing up around here

new life, that is.
the plum tree is starting to bloom:

my narcissistic self likes to consider daffodils to be my personal birthday sparklers.

(get it? narcissus flowers?)things are growing well inside the house, too:but here is our favorite sign of Spring: nine cheeping little balls of fluff in our house! We have four Buff Orpingtons, three Golden Sex Links and two Rhode Island Reds. The boys each have their own and were still debating names for them, when I forced them (just now) to make a firm decision.

My six birds have proper hen names. Names that a little old English woman might have or the dear 82 year old saint in the back pew at church-those are the kinds of names a fat hen should have. NOT Chicken Dinner or Darth Vader or KFC or George.

My girls are properly christened as Matilda, Miriam, Mildred, Martha, Millie and Madge.

marvelous, huh!?Caleb picked the littlest one. That’s right son, I’m proud of you…always go with the underdog! He is leaning towards calling her “Freddy” so that, if the Farm Store made a mistake (and it happened last year) and we have a Rooster (Frederick) instead of a Hen (Fredericka), he is still in the safe zone. This boy likes to keep all his options open!Sam named his chick “Arwen”, after the lovely elf princess from Lord of the Rings. It’s a pretty grand name for such a tiny bird, but her being female made Sam’s name choices quite difficult. None of his heroes are girls! Despite his deep devotion to my french crumb apple pie, which ought to at least put his Mama in the running…?

And here is Josiah’s baby, Eleanor (or Elinor). I’m so proud of my oldest child. Now HE knows how to pick a chicken name…even though this name, also, is from Lord of the Rings. What can I say? We are pretty big Tolkien fans around here.blooms. boys. birds. growing promises.
I love Spring!
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About sparrowjourney

Christian homeschooling mom to three boys, married to my best friend, John, for over 20 years. I love gardening without gloves, learning history with my kids, cooking with lots of butter, serving others, great books, rich coffee, studying the Bible, camping outdoors, scrapbooking, vintage home decor, the smell of rain and cut grass, authentic people, poetry, laughing until your sides hurt, and babies. oh and black licorice is pretty awesome.
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One Response to it’s springing up around here

  1. Anne says:

    Save some of those tomato plants for me PLEASE! I need some! I really do like the big, wide ones that work perfectly on a hamburger! Thanks Brenda! Hope to see you soon!

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