Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Countdown to Spring

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Can you believe that the official start of Spring is just a month away? While that may be the official date, I'm not so sure that we're not going to see an early spring this year.  In our neck of the woods, we really haven't had much of a winter other than a few piddly snows not even worthy of trying out the hub's new snowblower on.  He's been down in the dumps about that all season.
I'm not the only one that's betting on an early Spring either.  Looking at our trees yesterday, they all have huge buds on them.  And I just read this about the grizzlies in Yellowstone that have woken up from their long winter hibernation almost a month early.  Yep, it's around the corner.  That cranky ol' Punxatawney Phil may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but I'm pretty sure he was referring only to those poor folks in the Northeast and not us lucky people here in the bread basket.
I've got seed catalogs to flip through and seed organizing to do. Garden plans need to be made. Early seeds need to be planted.  Where are we going to move the apple trees?  or the blackberries?  And where do the strawberries go this year? 
So much to do!  The clock is ticking...
p.s.  Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Oh my goodness, the clock may be ticking, but it's COLD out there today! Doing chores for my borrowed chickens was enough!

  2. I suggest breakfast in bed and a promise to do anything hubby wants for an entire day to make up for the lack of snowblower use this Winter :)

    I agree I think we are going to get an early Spring and it's going to just pop on us right after old man Winter get's his last hurrah this week.

    That's my story anyway.


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