Monday, March 14, 2011

"The Grass is Always Greener....

Over the Septic Tank."  Erma Bombeck

The late, great Erma Bombeck certainly had that right! 

I've been reading blogs from all over the country and everyone is showing all the green, growing things they have popping up and writing about working in their gardens.  Some people are planting already; digging in the glorious soil.  

Well, I have a crew working in the only available dirt we have right now, too. 

And yes, it's over the septic tank. 

The Girls are loving every minute of working the soil over, I took these pictures from the house because I didn't want to scare them away.  Even though my little flock of five chickens are scratching and digging to their heart's content, the crocus have still managed to open. 

Spring is coming.  Right?
My beautiful Araucana hen, Ashley, sure hopes so!

13 comments:

xoxoxo said...

Now don't be jealous! We are having too much rain for it to be any fun here in Seattle. I would prefer Snow to cover up all the work I have to sneak in between storms!
Love the hens--we are thinking about trying that out next year!! Chirp chirp chirp!

Alison said...

I didn't know you had chickens! At least I don't remember you having chickens. Jealous. I may have green stuff growing, but you have chickens.

April/xoxoxo: You bite your tongue. We do not want snow here!

Tufa Girl said...

Did I miss something? Did you have a sunspot in one part of your yard to make the snow melt?

I want chickens. Wonder what my landlord would say?

Missy said...

At least it's the first sign that Spring is on its way I suppose.

Karen said...

April, Allison and TG, chickens are so much fun to have around, but it's hard to keep them safe, at least in the country. (Remember my earlier post about the possums?) We've had chickens for around seven years now. The most hens we have had at one time was 14, but then old age and predators took their toll and we're down to 5. Every now and then someone will call me with Homeless Chickens and our numbers go back up.

Lisa said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I hope winter will be over soon for you and all of that white stuff gone. I absolutely adore your stained glass lamps. My husband and his mother have dabbled in it so I know how tedious it can be and you do a fantastic job! They're beautiful.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Karen,

I love Erma Bombecck and I do miss her sense of humor on everyday things. That is hysterical with the chickens finding the only patch of grass.

Eileen

Toni - Signature Gardens said...

Looks like the chickens are happy :-)
Amazed at your previous post about the rose lamp. Amazing amount of tedious work -- looks like a good wintertime project! You people are certainly no slackers!! Hauling boulders one minute, piecing together a gazillion stained glass pieces the next. How's the sleeping going??

Sandy said...

your post is just too funny...
I'm feeling a bit guilty again.. was at the garden store again, 4th time this past week and planted some new flowers.. forgot to take photos but will next week.
It's been in the 70's all week and simply beautiful... "hurry spring" for all you great northerners....
Sandy

lifeshighway said...

I don't know breeds of chickens but is that one of the breeds that lay green eggs?

Let the girls scratch away... better than a tiller.

Karen said...

Hi Lisa, glad you visited, too, and thank you about the lamps; you're right, they can be tedious, too.

Hi Eileen, yes, the Girls are glad the snow melted off the top of the tank. Erma would have been proud of them!

Toni, thank you, but I do slack off on a lot of things around here, just ask anyone who knows me. The sleeping has been going pretty good, thanks for asking; I should post about it, some nights are better than others.

Sandy, don't feel guilty, I can't wait to see your new flowers.

Lifeshighway, yes, Ashley is supposed to lay green eggs, but someone forgot to tell her that. Her eggs are a light tan instead. (She's independent.)

Darla said...

I love Erma's writings....what an outlook on life she had.

Jean said...

I know how you feel! We are getting some warmer temps and more rain this week so I may spot something growing yet! Jean