Don't Make Me Peck You
Elena KegHen is ready to lay down the law
Is that negative self-talk I hear??? You’re too clucking good for that! Lift thy own self up today (and every day). You’re egg-ceptional! You’re strong! Your fluffy butt brings joy to others. [Or maybe that’s just me.] — Eleana KegHen
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
The first of the seedlings went in last night. Oh, how good that first turn of cool spring dirt feels in my hands and the soggy spring grass slowly soaking the knees of my pants. I got the cabbages, collards, chard, and kale all put in. This weekend will be a big turn of work, laying in fresh compost and planting the leeks, onions, peas, broccoli, and lettuce. The salad days will be upon us again soon!
I saw my first tree swallow this morning! I’d never seen one of these until we started building boxes for them. Now they show up right on cue every spring. They love to eat flies, hanging right above the cows all summer, dipping and darting through the air as they perform 100 percent organic fly control.
Everyone is just thrilled to have some warm days in the forecast. The grass is growing, the critters are lounging in the sun, and it feels like we just may have made it through winter. I hope you have relief on the horizon where you are, too.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
My friend Tove Danovich wrote a book about chickens and the people that love them called “Under The Henfluence.” My copy just arrived, so I haven’t *actually* read it yet, but I love supporting my friends’ work, so I’m going to go ahead and declare it brilliant!
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