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Monday, March 01, 2010

Music Monday - Wild Mountain Thyme

As I've mentioned, it's decided to be spring in February here in the Pacific Northwest... (pictures taken yesterday, while it was still was).

Last week, we listened to Heather, which put me in mind of the Scottish folksong Wild Mountain Thyme. (My favorite recording is by Full Moon Ensemble but I don't see theirs on youtube, so I give you The High Kings version:)


..."we'll pull wild mountain thyme from among the blooming heather".....

Thyme overwinters, but the bulk of the rest of the herbs in the yard are coming up already...

(From top to bottom, right to left: parsley, elephant garlic, bronze fennel, comfrey, french sorrel, tarragon, chives, rhubarb (ok, not technically an herb..), and chervil. Not shown: sweet cicely, meadow sweet, garlic chives, sage, horehound, rue, catamint, marjoram, oregano, lavender, rosemary, lemon balm - and a few others that have not started coming up yet..)

The chickens are thrilled with all the growing things and warming soil to root for bugs in. (I've hoed the winter cover-crop I planted a bit, hoping that they'll continue to turn it for me - since I haven't had time to do it properly due to deadlines. Here's crossing fingers for poultry-driven garden labor!)

6 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh goodness. Super model chickens!! These ladies are beautiful!!!

Hayden said...

such pretty hens!

big sigh here as I gaze longingly at your herbs. Soon.

or well, not "soon." but eventually. spring will come.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Well ye go chickie go? Such hard working chickens! Rabbits just want to dig holes, but chickens, they are really useful!

Anonymous said...

I Like the song and the chickens sure look healthy! -Ross

The Garden Ms. S said...

Now that looks like spring! Your chickens are adorable :)

Tatiana said...

So your chickens do yard work? Do they hang laundry? Can they come for a visit?