We’ve been busy here on the farm. But I don’t have a lot to show for all our busyness. The teenage chickens are getting so big it’s hard to tell apart them from the mature hens.

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Naughty chickens in my flower bed.

Little by little the weather is warming.

We still have freezing temperatures at night. And the breeze has a bite. But the snow is all gone and the sun shines almost everyday.

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And the days are definitely elongating. We’ve gained 15 minutes since last Sunday.

In the meantime, the vegetables and flower starts are lounging in the basement garden~ just waiting for real spring when they can stretch their legs deep into the warm soil producing fruit for our stomachs and our eyes.

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Today’s count: 33 eggs.

What’s for supper: Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Weather: Scattered rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West southwest wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Tonight snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

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