Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Few Snippets of Spring on Our Homestead

      With that being said, the temps are falling as I speak! In just two hours, it has dropped twelve degrees, from 64 down to 53! I think it's supposed to get down to thirty or less tonight. Hopefully, tomorrow won't be too cold! The temp got up around 78 yesterday! Such drastic changes in our weather. Even with strong winds today, I worked outside and got quite warm. I came in the house and it felt hot! It was just me of course. I cleaned out the strawberry bed and started putting in mulch that I had to go in the pasture to get. A mixture of pine-straw, horse manure, and leaves. I think the blueberry bushes will like that combo! I left what few strawberry plants were there and hopefully they will thrive under the blueberry bushes. We have a strawberry u-pick farm not too far away if mine don't make it.

      I love that we're experiencing more Spring-like weather! Along with that we are seeing buds and blooms pop out everywhere! The downtown area already has trees and shrubs in bloom! They are so pretty! We have a lot going on here! The nectarine trees are budding out, as well as the peach tree and plum tree. The apricot tree has buds on it too. Yes, I did say nectarine treeS! We have another that has come up from a seed! Randy almost cut it down last year, but decided to see if it was a fruit tree. Glad he left it cause it is! Didn't know they would grow like that just from a seed! I hope it flourishes as well or better than the other one. We will be in for lots of nectarines this summer!

      I am being blessed with an abundance of eggs now! I made a lemon pound cake per request of Skylar, to use up some of the eggs. I still have plenty! That is one delicious cake! He loves it! So that's saying a lot!

      We have some new faces this week. My husbands sister's grandchildren: Jonathan and Rakiah. They are so cute! They really enjoyed their day here with their Nanna! We hope they get to come again soon! There's so much for kids to do and get into here! I am thankful we have such a place to share with others!

      Ya'll enjoy your Spring weather, if you have some, and know that Spring will be where you are soon! Warm thoughts and Spring wishes! Blessings from Bama!

Winn, Rakiah, and Jonathan with uncle Randy taking their first ride!

Why does one child always NOT look at the camera?

Riley and her summer dress.


What does this look like? If you guessed deer tick, you guessed right! Can you believe Ran got this off his knee?

Yummy lemon pound cake. I kind of made the recipe using one for a different kind. I guess I'll call it: Felecia's Lemon Pound Cake!

Seventy-seven inside, seventy-six outside!



Loving these nectarine blossoms!

The old rose bush the chickens used to get under.

More daffodils blooming!

Peach tree budding out.



Plum tree with lots of buds! I wonder if that means there will be lots of plums?

Apricot tree with buds, which hopefully will produce fruit!

I think this is a bridal's wreath. It will have white blooms soon.

White rosebush with lots of green leaves. The forsythia in the back is about to bud out too.

The tomato plants outgrew the grow-light so I put them below the window. They have really grown!

The pepper plants have grown well too!

A few stragglers that are doing good.

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow look at all the things you have blooming!! I am so ready for Spring!

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    1. Hi Alicia! Yes! It's so beautiful! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Oh what nice pictures spring time is coming slowly here too. Those kids are so cute! Riley oh my!! Pound cake sounds good - lemon one of my favs. Have a great rest of the week.

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    1. HI Jacky! Thanks! Would send you a piece but it might freeze along the way! Thanks, you too! Blessings!

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  3. Hi Bama Girl! That is it exactly! You are thankful you have such a place to share with others! That is what I see most in your posts! You and your family are such a blessing! Love, Cheeryshirley

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    1. Hi Cheeryshirley! I believe that's what God wants us to do and I'm happy to do it! Thank you so much, Shirley! Love you too!

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  4. You have so much fruit and veggies coming along. You must have the gift of hospitality as your house seems to be a welcome place! Hope all our temps get and stay nice soon! Happy gardening! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! I am so thankful things are growing nicely! Thank you! Yes, I do too, especially where you live! Happy gardening to you too! Blessings!

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  5. Hi Felecia,,, Looks like spring at your house. I am so excited for Spring. It must be great to have fresh eggs. The kids and all must love your yummy cakes you make. Thanks for visiting. Happy spring to you. xo

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    1. Hi Linda! Yes, finally! We love the eggs from our hens! The kids and us love them! Thank you for visiting! Blessings!

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  6. What fantastic photos! If only the weather would think "spring" too, LOL

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    1. Hi Leigh! Yes, I believe the weather is finally coming around! Thank you! Blessings!

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  7. Your starter vegetables look great! So does all your pretty blossoms and blooms. We're experiencing similar here too, can't complain at all as we are very ready for Spring this year! Your lemon pound cake looks moist and delicious! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you! So glad Spring is arriving for you! Thanks! I'm making another for Skylar next week! You too! Blessings!

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