Still not spring.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 8:19PM
Katrin in Garden, Life, Our House

I can´t really decide whether this time of year is really nice or really shitty. On one hand it does get lighter and warmer and you know that spring must be around the corner, so that´s nice! But on the other hand, it isn´t spring just yet anyay, and I am maybe the most impatient person in the world, and why is this taking so looong? And why did we decide to move to an area that is basically Siberia, climate-wise? These are my issues with March. 

Completely off-topic: If you are a long-term reader you might remember the tiles in the picture above. I kept them when we ripped out the old stove in our kitchen (no use hating me for getting rid of the thing, it´s long gone, just saying) and recently I finally had an idea how to use them and now they live on my table as coasters and I think they look beautiful.

Also I painted my living room a darkish blueish grey. I love it. I´ll take more pictures soon. (Paint color is Plummet by Farrow & Ball but I had it color-matched at our local Bauhaus. Sue me.).

Emma says hi. She is still very fluffy but I judging from the cat hair that is *everywhere* in my house, it will indeed be spring soon.

From yesterday when it was super stormy and sometimes sunny and all around quite lovely (I do love a good storm as long as everything and everyone stays intact). We´re doing a bit of spring cleaning these days in the garden and a few trees had to come down, that´s why there´s a pile of branches in the picture. Also spot the dog?

In other news! We got three new chickens! From left to right, meet Luzia, Hanne and Lore (yes we´re so funny). I love white chickens so I had to get Luzia, who now has the hardest time because for some reason white chickens are always getting bullied. I hope things settle down soon, because she is the sweetest thing really. Lore is supposed to lay green, Hanne dark-brown and Luzia white eggs (while my two "old" hens both make brownish eggs), so I am really excited about that too! Chickens: Silly creatures, but I do love them so. 

In the veggie garden, I did get some things in the ground already: Carrots in all shades of the rainbow (!!), plus garlic and onions and the trellis is for sweet peas. 

And look, there´s something growing already! Chives! Yay. Now come on spring, let´s do this.

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