Lazy Times Will Soon Turn Busy

Winter, it’s that slow time of the year around here. Especially this winter, it feels like it’s gone on forever. Since we downsized the number of animals a lot before this winter arrived, it’s gone especially slow. In a way it’s been nice to have a break, but I do have to admit I’ve gotten a little lazy… well more like a lot lazy. We started a new routine where Dylan opens the coop and lets the chickens out every morning before work. That way I can wait until later in the morning to go out to feed them their soaked grain and give them water. The hydrant is sometimes frozen shut early in the morning so it’s easier to water them later in the morning. Since I don’t have to go out early anymore, I’ve been taking advantage of that and sleeping in. Yeah, I’ve gotten pretty lazy but let me tell you, it’s been pretty nice.

Well my days of being lazy and sleeping in are numbered because by the end of the month things will get a lot busier around here. Brooke put her first group of eggs in the incubator and they are due to hatch by the end of the month…


In addition to that, we ordered some chicks that should be arriving in the mail by the first of next month. Plus our goats should be kidding sometime between the end of this month and the end of next month. This time of the year is always so exciting with all the things to come…

the sounds of cheeping chicks and the smell of fresh spring air,

the playful prancing of baby goats, plus the grass and trees start to green up,

the days grow longer and bring warmer weather,

soon it will be milking season and the garden will need to be planted…

While the lazy days have been nice, the busier days ahead are a welcome change that I’m looking forward to. Yes, bring on spring, even if it means no more sleeping in.

4 thoughts on “Lazy Times Will Soon Turn Busy

    1. humblelittlehomestead Post author

      Thank you. Yes, it is for the most part. It’s a lot of work and exhausting at times, but wouldn’t trade it any other way! 🙂

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  1. Karen Squires

    Mowing the lawn I can do without:)
    I had no idea you could order chicks in the mail. I think our dog would eat them though. She eats everything, 🙂

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  2. humblelittlehomestead Post author

    I hear ya on the mowing. Luckily I usually don’t have to worry about doing that because Hubby does it. 🙂 At first I was scared to try ordering them through the mail because I figured they wouldn’t survive. But it actually works out great though!

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