I woke up early this weekend, happy to have a warm and sunny day in our garden.  It's only February, but the feeling of spring was in the air.  There are lots of pleasant chores to do in the garden at this time of year, but first I grabbed my camera to capture the essence of a beautiful spring morning at Cowlick Cottage Farm.

Dawn Over the Pecan Grove 

I never tire of the constantly changing scene in the adjacent pecan grove that abuts our rose hedge.  The other day, I saw the entire herd of cows chase a red fox off into the woods! I am certain they were protecting the newest members of their family, the wobbly little calves.

Golden Snow Pea Blossom 

These beautiful blossoms are Golden Snow Peas. I love their beautiful color and pansy-like shape.

We harvested our first Golden Snow Peas this weekend 

Carolyn Binder
2/24/2011 1:14:53 PM

Hi Nebraska Dave! Spring is on the way, even up there in Nebraska. Just think, you will be outside happily gardening in July and August when it's too hot here to think about being outside. I will envy you then! Have a terrific day. Carolyn

Carolyn Binder
2/24/2011 1:13:16 PM

Hi Valentina: Thanks for the virtual visit! Our place is in a little town called Monticello, outside of Tallahassee. Where are you? We are not open to the public, but we are planning to be part of the New Leaf Farm Tour, which is planned for October. It's a big event here. I hope you can visit some of the awesome farms we have in the area. Carolyn

Nebraska Dave
2/24/2011 1:11:27 PM

It's always a refreshing time to watch everything come to life in the spring time. It's my favorite time of the year and many hours will be spent outside working, playing, and relaxing in the yard and garden. Your pictures of your farm are feeding my impatience for spring to arrive here in Nebraska. We still have a couple months before the serious gardening begins. Even though spring is only officially 24 days away we can still get a killing frost up to May 15th. I have to satisfy my gardening desire with outside yard projects that can begin digging in the dirt at a much earlier date than the last frost date. Have a great gardening day.

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