Hobbies are good for keeping you young, and there’s nothing like making you feel like a kid again than digging in the dirt (okay and petting chickens). Afternoon nap time could be spent picking up around the house or doing laundry, but those are chores that can be done any day. And today in the Pacific Northwest it happens to be ‘partly sunny’ – which normally means you can see without a flashlight and you don’t need a raincoat. 😛 Lately these sun-breaks have been few and far between and that’s about the only excuse I need – not to waste babes’ nap time on housework!
So, I slipped out the back with some promising heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seeds and my egg basket. (Okay, it’s actually a mixing bowl – a real egg basket is on my wish list) After feeding my 5 hens and collecting their eggs, I went over to my garden to plant the first seeds of the year: Scarlet Runner Beans. I just started out with 6 and will plant more as the season progresses. Just so you know, I was actually digging in the dirt like a kid – my hand-shovel was a metal fork that i found laying in the dirt (most likely left behind by my dirt-diggin’ 5 year old) 😀 Here’s a picture of the seeds – they’re really pretty seeds and I can’t wait to see the beautiful flowered vines!
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Bean Scarlet Runner
And what’s a trip outdoors to fetch eggs without stopping to pet the chickens?! I absolutely adore my hens. Honestly, I hadn’t planned on keeping chickens, but once we adopted our hens, I fell in love. Our yard (and egg basket) would feel so empty without them!
Two days’ eggs and my personal cookbook (a treasured gift from my brother James)
It’s not too early to start a few seeds outdoors! Get out there and get your hands dirty!