One of the fun things about moving to a new house is seeing what blooms in the spring. We have a lot of flowers coming out right now. Since Esther is away, I have the perfect excuse to post pictures of them! She’s missing out.
Two weeks ago, one of the boys brought this in. It came from a tree in the paddock; we’d been wondering what the tree was ever since we bought this place. I had no idea, but a friend asked if it might be a magnolia. I did a quick Google search and sure enough, that’s what it looks like!
The magnolia tree a week ago, with a rain storm approaching behind it. Notice the sheep to the right; she’s apparently a hair sheep! All three were orphan lambs that we raised last year, and we had no idea what breed they were.
Our new cow, Poppy. She will, hopefully, be calving within the next three weeks. She looks very young, and is quite tiny compared to our last cow, but she’s three years old and this will be her second calf.
This ugly, scraggly bush in front of the house turns out to be a forsythia! I’ve always wanted one.
I have no idea what these are, but they’re blooming on the shady side of the house.
Daffodils, of course!
I noticed a couple of days ago that the kowai tree was blooming.
This is the magnolia a few days ago.
Yesterday I went out for another photo of the magnolia, and Little Miss wanted me to take a picture of her ladybug.
Mr. Intellectual is spending his breaks from school digging a garden for me. I am grateful! As soon as the sheep are out of the way, I can start planting.
The forsythia yesterday. Right in front of it are my broad beans and garlic.