It’s Spring at Chickadee Homestead, and I thought I’d give y’all a little update/mini tour of what’s going on here.
This is one of my very favorite seasons, everything is fresh, it’s warming up, the days are getting longer, and new life is springing up all over the homestead.
Right now, we have seedlings in the greenhouse that are waiting for the weather to warm up enough to be planted in the garden. I’m hoping to get my hands on a bunch of wood chips to add our deep mulch asap – we’ve been waiting for months and months for a tree service to bring some to us! I cannot wait to put the seedlings and all the seeds in the ground. I’m thrilled with this year’s garden plan and can’t wait for June when the garden is at it’s beautiful peak!
We also have some chicks! We started with 12, and have 10 now. It’s always sad to loose chicks, I think it’s actually one of the worst things about homesteading, but it just comes with the territory. We are just really grateful for the 10 chicks we have that are healthy and strong! My focus with this year’s chicks was EGG COLOR and I am so excited for August when these little ladies should start laying gorgeous eggs for us.
We got Welsummers (dark chocolate brown eggs), Olive Eggers (dark green eggs), Ameracaunas (light blue eggs), Speckled Sussex (cream eggs), and a couple Leghorns (white eggs) for some extra production. Along with our other older ladies, this is pretty much my dream backyard flock!
The purple asparagus I planted last year is starting to come up…if I could just keep my 2 year old from picking it, that would be great! lol And the strawberry experiment is going well, excited to see how many strawberries we can get from this hanging basket!
And finally the peach tree is having it’s best year yet. It was covered with more blooms then I’ve ever seen and it grew more baby peaches then ever before. I had to thin them like mad – which always seems so wrong, but I do it anyway! We’re very excited to see how these peaches do this year.