May 01, 2009

May Day

I think I'm going to try blogging in the mornings from now on. I have typically written my posts in the evening before going to bed, as that's when I usually have the most time and energy, but lately I'm too tired to do much of anything in the evenings, let along form a coherent sentence (not that I can be accused of that at the best of times). There's a nice, quiet stretch in the early mornings between when my husband leaves for work and when the kids get up, so I'm going to take advantage of that and see how it goes.

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!


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