Hands up who is excited that Spring is finally here. *waves hand in air frantically* I love warm weather, and though we are in for some more cold still, the longer days are here, and Spring blossoms are all out around the farm. It’s time to brush of those winter cobwebs and get stuck into some more outdoor activities and take advantage of the beautiful weather. Spring is really when the farm is at it best. Little lambs running around, chickens laying their eggs, green grass and plants sprouting everywhere. There really is no better time to be living in the country!
So here are some things that you can do to bring some country living into your life this Spring no matter where you live!
Visit a local farmers market.
These days farmers markets are not just in country towns, you find them everywhere. What they have in common is that local producers are selling the products they have made themselves. Get yourself some fresh produce, and home made goodies as well as supporting small local businesses. Get onto google for markets in your local area, and get out into the sunshine on a Saturday morning.
Plant some vegetables
It’s starting to warm up, so head to a plant nursery and grab some seedlings or order some seeds and plant a few vegetables. If you’re not sure what to start with, ask an assistant in the nursery. They should know what plants will grow in your area now. Think about tomatoes, lettuce, or some herbs for an easy start.
Spring seems to bring on an urge to clear out the winter cobwebs. I get the urge to declutter and sort out my house once the weather warms up. If this is you too, embrace it. Here’s my guide to decluttering to help you out.
Visit a farm and see the spring chicks
Spring is when lots of baby animals are born on the farm, and they are so cute. It’s a great time to take the family to experience a little bit of country life. If you have friends who live in the country, now is a great time to visit. If you don’t have country friends you can call on, there is probably a city farm nearby. Generally they are small scale farms designed to give people a taste of country life without the long drive. Again jump on google to find one near you!
After several months of cold weather, it really is good to get out into the sunshine. Pack a picnic and go for a drive into the countryside. There are plenty of great places to visit not far from most major cities. Why not enjoy lunch by a river, or in a small country town.
Are you excited that it is getting warmer? Got any other suggestions for fun Spring activities?