Finally, we have sun and blue skies. They've been an awful long time coming.
I've been mowing the grass all morning then I went to check on Mavis. She's gone broody and is sitting very peacefully on 9 (hopefully) fertile eggs I gave her. Usually I get heritage breed fertile eggs when I have a broody chicken as it's nice to keep these old breeds going. But this year I have King Bertie and I'd like to know if he's fertile or not ~ just for interests sake, and I think some of the crosses I have might make for interesting looking wee chickens! I mean how about a silver laced wyandotte and an araucana cross? Could be fun.
Here she is ... growling at me.
Some trees are almost fully in leaf now, while others are still bare. This tiny pin oak was Lloyd's christmas present from me last year. I love how miniscule the leaves are. To give an idea these are perfectly formed and around half a cm long.
And I know it's early but look! A strawberry, and it's almost ready. Lloyd was given a few strawberry plants from friends for his birthday. I admitted that I had never grown them as I didn't really like them, but Lloyd does. So it's a treat for him. I potted them up in hanging baskets as I had the veggie garden all planned and didn't really have room for strawberries. It seems to be working really well.
and, what I think are some of the most beautiful flowers, pink daisies. They are out in force now. I love how simple they are.