It is always so great to get outside and get some work done when the weather picks up. Unfortunately the weather has been all over the place here - lovely for a week, then absolutely bucketing. Despite it all the tulips are beaming at us. It is so lovely to pick a wee bunch on the way back from collecting the post in the morning to brighten up our table for the day. I am particularly loving the almost-black tulips we planted last year.
And as if we didn't have enough on our plates we decided to get some chickens. There are so many pine martens and foxes about here that we really need electric fencing to keep birds safe, and while the chiselers are young that is not really possible. So we will build a tiny enclosed movable run to take just two chickens. Which should be plenty of eggs for our needs anyway.
The chicken house has been a joint project with the wee man, which has slowed things down hugely of course and resulted in A LOT more nails than the house could ever have needed being thoroughly nailed into it. Painting was interesting. Let's just be thankful it washes out of hair easily. The amount of crying over not being allowed to use the real drill was fairly immense but we are over that now and have almost completed our house, which for the moment has become a play house.
I was worried I'd made the chicken door too small, but if an almost three-year-old can fit through it with ease, I think it'll be just fine.
What are your spring projects?