I’ve missed sharing all of the beautiful flowers around our farm on Nature Fridays this spring/early summer! I’ve just been too busy, but I did have time to snap off a couple shots not too long ago.
Normally, I’m excited to share our usually prolific clematis bush. However, the chickens have taken over that spot underneath and right beside our front porch for their dust bathing, and the bush has taken it hard.
We’re going to try to move it to a different location and see if we can save it from being completely decimated! It’s just one of the things that happens when you have free-ranging birds, so we accept that.
I also wanted to share the pretty blooms on my sage plant, which is in my herb garden inside Luke’s fenced yard.
I think this is the first time I’ve had sage flower? I’m not exactly sure why it didn’t in the past, or why it all of the sudden decided to bloom this spring!
In exciting farm news, we have chicks hatching! So far we only have three, and none of the guinea fowl have hatched yet. I’m not sure why, but we are hoping they are just a little late. We’re going to be very disappointed if we don’t get any guineas, or only end up with 3 chicks.
These are the first two that arrived….
They were in temporary quarters until we could try putting them under our broody mama hen out in the coop (inside a dog crate). The photo below is #3, this one is still in the incubator drying off some.
By the time I got home from work on Thursday, this had happened (thanks to the Dadz)!
I’ll have some better photos and an update next week!
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Melissa K. Clinton says
Your flowers are so pretty. I hope they do well when you move them. The baby chicks are soooo cute!! Congratulations.
Bell Fur Zoo says
Our sage has been blooming like crazy too. I keep clipping them off cause they say it makes it bitter but I’m not sure if that’s true.
Your chicks are so adorable!!
Jenny @ Bell Fur Zoo
Grandma Sam would be so proud!
Absolutely! I imagine she’s very happy that someone finally took over her job. ♥
Baby chicks!!!! Woo hoo! Congrats.
I didn’t know that sage plants blossomed. The blooms are beautiful!
Thank you! We are enjoying them very much, especially watching them with their Mama.
Oh, the chick is so adorable!
The Dog Hug
Love!!! Beautiful flowers in spite of the dust baths! And sweet sweet chicks, wonderful! Will hope for some guineas too for you. And oh how wonderful on Mama Bella, hope she and the chicks are quite happy, they look it here!
They are VERY happy! Bella loves being a Mama!
JoAnn Stancer says
Pretty flowers and cute cute chicks.
Ellen Pilch says
Congratulations Mama Bella!
She is very happy to be a mama!
The Island Cats says
Baby chicks! We can’t wait to watch them grow up.
It’s so fun to see what colors they grow into. These will be mixed breeds so it will be interesting!
I had no idea chickens could do so much damage to a plant. I can tell the little peeps are cute, even if they didn’t want to cooperate in taking a photo.
Better ones are hopefully coming! I had some better ones taken that evening, but my computer wouldn’t download them!
I often call our chickens the “wrecking crew”. LOL
LLB in Our Backyard says
Aaawww…love seeing those chicks with the hen, so cute!! Beautiful clematis, here’s hoping you can find another home for it 🙂
I’ve gotta get working on that project!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Your clematis is so gorgeous! Maybe the chickens like that spot not just for its dirt but for the beauty. The baby chicks are adorably cute. We’ll keep our paws crossed more babies are on the way. Happy weekend.
I imagine that bush gives them a nice amount of shade too….or used to anyway. 🙂
Brian Frum says
How cool to see those we chicks with their Mama watching over them, love it!
It’s so fun watching them with their Mama!
The flowers are beautiful and so are the chicks. They are so cute when they are small.
Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. Smooches to Luke. ♥
We have to enjoy it now, because they grow so fast!
we love this kind of chicken on the plate much much more … happy friday and a super weekend for you
Hahaha, so true!!
Hopefully more of the eggs will hatch. Maybe it is something one has to learn how to master. We have no idea about chickens. Happy weekend!
We are learning all the time, that’s for sure! Maybe some day we will get it down!
Your flowers are so pretty and the chicks are so cute!
Your clematis looks so pretty in the first picture…sorry it took a chicken hit…
We had pineapple sage in a planter box one year and it grew HUGE, (Like a shrub), and it had red flowers. the hummers loved to visit it.
I never noticed if the hummingbirds enjoyed this; but I might have to try to find some of that pineapple sage too anyway!