It's been almost three weeks since I've visited this space! My goodness!
Where have we been? Well, we've been right here. What have we been up to? You know – I can't even tell you! Just normal, every day life. But sometimes that just takes up your whole day and the next thing you know a week (or two and a half) have somehow gone by.
According to the camera though, we've been up to this:
It's been snowing, and melting, and snowing, and melting...
In the garden I can see the cold frame and the lettuce that's survived the winter under there.
New things are constantly being revealed under the melting snow.
And on warm days the mud is unreal. Winter's wood ashes are being spread in and around the chicken coop to keep the smell in check.
And the chickens can be found wandering further and further from their coop to wonderful and adventurous places. You know, like the back door
or the window sill.
It's hard to tell from this picture, but this day was +10! Plus ten! I was able to peek under the hive cover and see my girls, all doing well after such a long winter, with several frames of honey to tide them over until the nectar flows.
Some days, I even get to hang the laundry outside without freezing my fingers off.
Inside, we are hopeful that the snow will truly melt at some point and a garden can be planted. There are grand plans (mostly by me) for backyard improvements to be done (mostly by Jeff) just as soon as the ground thaws out.
In the meantime, we are savouring every trip to the slopes and every quiet moment spent reading or knitting (not pulling weeds in the hot sun) because the fact that we are eating dinner every night to sunlight instead of electricity and judging by the sudden overflow of eggs on the counter, we know that one season is most certainly on it's last leg and another is waiting just around the corner.