The last few weeks we've had absolutely amazing weather! Spring came early -- last week we had temps in the mid 80s. It was the perfect ending to a terrifically mild winter!
The chickens were very restless and needed to get out of the coop. I put up a movable fence to give them access to grass, bugs, and dirt. It isn't going to keep any raccoons out, but I lock up the coop at dark to prevent any catastrophes. Netting over the top should keep hawks out -- I hope.
Their first day out, all of the ladies dug into the dirt and rolled and flapped around in it. Nothing like a good dirt bath to ring in the warm weather.
The girls are all doing very well. Olivia was sick for a couple of weeks -- she seemed lethargic and wobbly. She didn't eat much either so I thought she was going to die. Happily she survived. :)
I also thought a few plants I purchased last year had died, but they also survived. Below is a cold hardy kiwi that I thought had died last summer. Tah dah! It's back!
The rhubarb and asparagus are growing well and I will harvest some of it this year for the first time.
The best thing about this weather is that I get out of work much earlier now. This is the first summer in 6 years that I will be able to work in the garden in the afternoon and evening. How exciting is that?!?