it may get cold again, but spring is definitely here. when i stepped outside to check the does, the birds greeted me with their choruses. the air was crisp but had a definite change in it. it's supposed to be in the 50's today and the sun! has joined us.
today i'll be sowing some garden seeds outside: turnips, radishes, mustard greens, kale, and flowers. i have a patch by the house that i unsuccessfully attempted to create an herb spiral a few years back. it's too shady to do what i want it to so i'll finish leveling it today and fill the area in with flower seeds (and pray the chickens don't discover it). i may bring a wheel barrow of used goat bedding to cover the seeds and protect them, fertilize them and create a bit of a deterrent to those pesky hens.