signs of spring:
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one of our new projects this year, is that Jenny is starting a kid’s homeschool/ farm group. they have their own garden bed, to work in from start to finish — all the way from soil to harvest!
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rain-chain
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last year, we selected our annual laying flock from a breed of hens (Black Australorps) that are known for not slowing down over winter. and sure enough, they did not slow down this winter!
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a barred rock hen, asking me why exactly i’m not letting her out to tear up and eat the tender shoots of fresh spring greens just beginning to come up in all the gardens
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turkey tom
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ice monsters in the aquaponics tanks are becoming infrequent, as the nights and days both warm into spring
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the apricots are blooming.

and the kitties, of course, enjoying all this lovely sunshine.
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