May your year ahead be filled with laughter, fat chickens and just the right amount of snow, with an early spring, with plenty of love, a summer of abundant garden produce, a good apple season, and a warm home. May you always be able to find the good, and may you always steer through any rough spots with grace.
Sweet William in raspberry swirl glass
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May 31 10 weeks
An obvious barred plymouth rock rooster, at three to four months (this one is a keeper).
A basket of apples that my dehydrator will just hold once peeled, cored, and sliced.
Our pumpkins (planted last month), backed with sunflowers.
The garden at the end of July
November: First Fall hen in front, rooster in back
Early ripe apples, the ones that fall off the tree in August and must be sorted carefully, the unmarked ones gathered.
3-week plus barred rock rooster
One day’s harvest from the garden, from six or eight plants.
These guys move so fast that it’s hard to get a sharp picture with no blur