Spring is in full swing. The trees are leafing out and I haven't had to turn the heat on in weeks. One of my favorite things about spring here is the return of the hummingbirds. They are so active that they will dive bomb you if they spot you wearing brightly coloured clothing, and are constantly flying in mad, squeaky loop de loops while arguing over who gets to use the feeder.
Resting in a tree near the kitchen (click to enlarge).
We've been working outside a lot lately, abandoning work on the house for the time being. I just don't want another growing season to go by without getting at least some landscaping established, and we'll benefit greatly from whatever the garden can provide this year. The veggie patch has a few more things growing in it now (including small patches of oats, barley and quinoa), and I've planted a low maintenance lawn and flower beds over the septic field. We have quite a bit more deer fencing to do before I can start putting in a small orchard, and now there's also a chicken coop to build as I've just ordered 10 day-old chicks which should be arriving in a few weeks.
I'm hearing movement upstairs, better go start breakfast!