The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

Soon to be Spring Give~Away March 17, 2009

Filed under: Holiday Cheer — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 8:59 pm

Today’s ramblings…I have to start by saying that with all the gorgeous weather we have been having I definitely have full blown spring fever. Well I spent a little time this week straightening through the dust build up in my house and setting up a little corner of spring cheer. While I do hate to dust because it is a never ending battle in my home I do always love the smell the lemon oil leaves behind.
I got all my seeds ordered this weekend and I am patiently waiting for their arrival so I can get some of them started indoors. This will be a new adventure for us. I usually just go to the nursery and pick up plants that are ready to go in the ground straight away. However, since I (we) are planting only heirlooms this year I figured seeds would be the easiest way for me to get exactly what we like to eat. I have to say that the book Carrot’s Love Tomatoes was such a great help this season. I very carefully read through it and planned each of my gardens accordingly. I am really hoping that this will help me avoid those dreaded little bugs that destroyed my zucchini’s last year.
This morning I visited with the nice man from our local health department. He was out to look at our property and tell us if we would be allowed to own our own little flock of hens within city limits. He said that he didn’t see any major problems with it but we will need to add some extra fencing to our yard even though we were planning on adding a run for the chickens. If I have to fence about 40 feet of yard I think the girls will be doing much more free-ranging and only have a small run for when we are not outside with them. I have to say I am very excited and he said he will give me a call tomorrow and let me know for sure if we can start building the coop! He was even nice enough to take my paperwork with him.
So for the give-away…leave me a comment on this post. I will be drawing the winner on Friday. It is after all the first day of spring! I will be giving away a sweet little reproduction box. You can see it in the picture above. It says Little Peeps Easter Egg Dye. Inside it I will tuck in a little surprise or two!

9 Responses to “Soon to be Spring Give~Away”

  1. Me, me me.. I want in on the drawing Please…P sign me up! and Happy St Paddy’s day today! Cheryl

  2. M. Says:

    Love the box! So City Chick…. Put me in the drawing too!!!Melody

  3. Autumn Says:

    OOOOH,me too! This is my first visit here. You have a lovely teenager.Happy SPRING!!!

  4. DianaK Says:

    I want in on your drawing also! I can’t wait for Spring to officially arrive!dkelewae@MJF

  5. sunnyday's Says:

    What a beautiful daughter you have. Please enter my name in your spring give a way. Very nice idea.

  6. sunnyday's Says:

    What a beautiful daughter you have. Please enter my name in your spring box give a way. How nice of you to do that. Have a Sunny day.

  7. Nancy Jo Says:

    You are way ahead of our weather here. Sounds like you are going to have a great garden. I can’t have one here. I have enough yard,but way to many trees. They look real pretty, but you need lots of sun for a nice garden. Show us pictures when you get it going. I would love to be in your drawing. That is such a cute littl box. NANCY JO

  8. Me too, please enter me in the give away ♥ It is such a cute box.Hugs from Marian/Dutchy on MJF ♥

  9. wibe Says:

    What a wonderful spring arrangement you did.That was great thanks for the drawing!!!! Great way to start spring!!!Carol Sue

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