It feels rather Spring-like around our house these days and I am loving it. I think I have come down with a severe case of “nesting” because I seem to have given a sudden boost in motivation to get things done in and around the house. It has been rather exciting and productive but I can not seem to rest until we get more and more accomplished and at the stage I am at in pregnancy much rest is required.

As I sit and write this post I hear four little chicks chirping and pecking in their little box home. A light keeps them cozy and warm as they are still quite tiny and vulnerable. Each day (actually a few times throughout the day) I peer in their home to see the progress of their feather growth. Gabe was gone a few days doing a shoot in Portland and came home surprised to see how much they have changed. I will post some photos soon (my photographer has been quite busy).

In our breakfast nook I have created a small greenhouse where I am starting a number of seeds to be added to my soon-to-be complete vegetable garden. For my birthday Gabe is making me a very spacious vegetable bed. Inside the garden will be a gravel path and a raised bed in the center with seating around it so when our garden is bountiful we can sit and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Fresh eggs and fresh produce…. I sense some tasty food coming this Summer.

Speaking of Eggs… once again we are welcoming Orangette in the kitchen. She and Brandon will be teaching us all about the glorious EGG!! One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. We’re going to make mayonnaise, souffle, and perfectly poached and hard boiled eggs.

In case you missed the last class.. here are the photos from it. 


3 Responses to ““Springy””

  1. Aran

    Hi Ashley! I visited your blog yesterday and left you a pretty long comment and I came back today and it was gone! So here i go again… I just wanted to tell you that I was happy to hear you got your chickies and your garden will follow soon. I had a pretty bad case of nesting myself towards the end of my pregnancy. All I did was clean, cook and rub my belly. Actually, pregnancy was the perfect state for me. I was happy and relaxed. I can’t wait to see the photos of the chicks and the garden all set up. Aren’t you glad Spring is almost here?

  2. Carrie

    I am so excited for you and ever so jealous! I loved the last bit of my pregnancies and to have the chicks and the greenhouse would be beautious! I am soo looking forward to your hubbies pics. You sure have a talented family!


  3. Théa

    Hey! That’s means I’m almost there, too, doesn’t it?

    No matter how exhausted I am and how relaxed I’ve been about things so far, I woke up last night at one a.m. fretting about dumb things and could not get back to sleep. I tossed and turned for a good while (which is saying something, when rolling over involves such a tremendous amount of effort) before grabbing a book and a cup of apple sauce and camping out on the couch for an hour or so. I realize now that what I really needed was more of that chocolate cream pie. Clearly, two slices just won’t do.

    And I, ahem, actually have tried stacking things on my belly. I’ve gotten quite good at holding a bowl hands-free while sitting on the couch.


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