Happy first day of Spring! I don’t know about you but spring happens to be my favorite time of year. I think it’s because everything gets the opportunity to start all over, begin again. But, still just as beautiful as it ever was.
Sunday was incredibly beautiful out and although it was snowing in most places around the valley, right above our little house on the hill was a circle of blue sky and sun. Honestly, it was exactly what we needed. After being in the sun and warm weather for a month straight, coming home to snow, cold and rain was a little disheartening
When I went outside in the morning to let the chickens out of their coop the birds were singing a lovely tune from the tree branches above and their was a hint of that familiar scent of spring in the air.
I love spring for so many reasons. First, I love watching all the trees, plants, grass and flowers grow again and come back to life. I get so excited when I see tulips starting to pop their heads out from beneath the dirt I can barely contain myself. And although we live in the Pacific Northwest and know better then to get too excited, I still always hope that this year we will get a dry, sunny and warm Spring.
I also happen to love the sound of lawn mowers being fired up and the smell of the seasons first fresh cut grass. I love the way the sun feels on my skin when I work in the yard or take the pups out for a walk around the vineyard. In a few weeks here I’ll be heading out into the garden to start getting things ready for the impending planting of an array of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Oh how I love spring!
Spring also happens to be a great way to clean out the old and organize what’s left behind.
So today’s post is all about the top5 things I’m most excited for this spring!
1. First and foremost, spring colors! There is nothing else like it when you are just coming out of the dead of winter when all of the sudden you start seeing beautiful pastels and bright and fun colors everywhere. It starts to wake your senses and gives you a new found energy. I’m mean, pistachio and horizon? Beautiful!
2.My favorite flower: Pansies! My mom planted them every year and from the time I can remember I have absolutely loved this little gems. With their ability to withstand cooler temps they are often the first touch of life and color for many gardeners and will be a staple around our home as well.
3. Lambing Season! We bread our girls with Goober Jr in late November, early December. If you missed the post I wrote about Goober Jr. well, you can find it here. We are hoping he got all seven of our girls and if so, they should start lambing within the next 4 weeks up until early June. If you’ve never held a baby lamb oh my, you are missing out. Seriously the cutest little things ever.
4. Starting our garden. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this. Besides the fact that it’s just really fun to watch something you worked so hard on grow, it’s also equally as fun to walk out to the garden and harvest your dinner that day.