Wednesday, April 24, 2013

spring has sprung

Today, it finally felt like we were progressing into spring. The golden sunshine and mild breezy day was such a welcome change! Going outside felt like you were being infused with yellow goodness.

The ewes-and-lambs group could finally be moved to a place that didn't have a permanent shelter. They were thrilled to get back to their favorite patch of pasture under the willows. The loss of the shade of the big front willow, thanks to Sandy, was keenly felt, and I am sure will be continued throughout the summer, but they made do with the smaller back two.

My LSH got the replacement for the purple martin birdhouse, another Sandy casualty, up and ready for business. We had an almost-full colony last year of martins and swallows, and we were worried that we had waited to long to put it up its replacement. But as soon as it was up, birds were checking out the new digs within 10 minutes. I hope it isn't too late, and they get it established again.

The sunshine also allowed for some good old fashioned drying. Nothing works better than the sun! I am in full Maryland Sheep & Wool mode. These felted soaps weren't quite done until the sun got to them.

1 comment:

  1. I do not think I have ever been so happy to have spring here!