Hate to brag but our glorious weather continues to turn up. It is so nice not to have RAIN and dull gloomy days that just drag on forever, I think we had our quota. I am a lover of the warmer weather for sure, it means more time outside and in the garden.
I witnessed a meeting taking place under one of our lemon trees on Sunday. I am pretty sure they were plotting and planning something to do with egg laying.
My self sown sweet peas are racing up the netting, I cannot wait for the flowers to arrive. Sweet peas are one of my most favourite fragrant flowers of all time. I am going to mass plant under them as there are some flat patches where the girls have been chilling out.
Because TOF and I were out in the garden Sheba demands play time. Note how one of her balls is now a flat, and a pretty scuzzy one at that.
I re used some timber we had and made a shelf on my old ladder in the garden. Must admit to feeling pretty stoked with the result. TOF helped with the cutting and drilling, but I did the screwing and decorating. All my variety of Lavender plants are together on the ladder, much easier for the bees to get about their business, and the smell will be divine.
I am so glad I planted the Kaka Beak, it just keeps flowering!
Sunday was a wear my hair up day, and comfortable tye dye dress. I don't do track pants so this is my casual mooch about at home stuff. I re dyed my hair later on that night as it was fading.
Yesterday (Monday) the sun came out and as the day progressed on the layers started to come off. I think we got up to 18* and then it dropped off to 4* over night. You have to be strategic about what you wear on these days. Not hot enough for Summer clothes but not cold enough for Winter. Could be time to fake tan the arms and legs very soon!!
I went out to visit Sue W and take her some of my chicken shit and wood shavings for her garden. The job I was supposed to do on Friday but got side tracked. Her cat Jinx the minx lays on her back with her legs spread, so funny, and Max just snuggles up next to you on the couch.
I love SPRING!
A farmer was busy plowing his field, the sun was shining, the cows were mooing, birds were singing..... you get the picture! It .was just perfect.
Some how this old barn has survived another year.
Time spent in the countryside
is time well spent.
There is something magical about a rickety old building.
I arrived home to a rather innocent looking Sheba cuddling a toy while others seemed to have 'exploded', apparently it wasn't her.
Caught in action.
I went to check out the egg production and only found little Coral busy at work, I got suspicious.
Then I spotted Joan and her tail feathers under one of the trees.
Next I found Maybelle among the Winter Roses.
I was so right about them all plotting and planning after all.
Maybe I should put Oscar into an Intensive Egg Sniffing Program (IESP) and enlist his help in my daily search for eggs. No doubt he would rather lay about in the sunshine.
I guess I will have to just carry on spying on the girls!
Me and my freshly dyed hair retreated inside for refreshments.