The Robins are back...along with the Great Tailed Grackles. (Soon it will be time to get my shotgun out and start shooting European Starlings as they go about their dirty ways.)
The maples have been pushing their buds for weeks now and consequently, are beginning to look like they have magenta flowers covering them from twig to bough. I haven't checked any of the other trees recently.
Yesterday I worked out of doors...and may have gotten the slightest touch of a sunburn--of course it could just have been the wind. :) But what I did requires a small amount of backstory.
Back before the mink murdered all my poor chickens, we had a snow storm. The result of that snowy deluge was the breaking down of multiple paddock fences--which I left down. Disgracefully laid over.
Well, yesterday, I strolled out and fixed that. I wired the paddock fences back upright. That took less time than the remainder of the job--re-hanging the bird-netting. I did that in two stages. One paddock I re-netted before lunch. The other four got re-attached after lunch. Anyway, the way I went about it was rather slow and tedious, but effective. Instead of using zipties this time (partly because I could not find them), I used a length of hay rope and cut it into sections. Each section then got sectioned out into multiples and therefore I was able to do the entire paddock area with a single hay rope. Not bad. ;) Now I just have to see how long some of those little tied sections last....
After I got done with that, I continued on to the next step of prepping the area for new birds--seeding cover crop into the paddocks. The ground was fairly wet, so after hand broadcasting, I was able to use a rake and scrape the seed into the ground somewhat. Hopefully, it will germinate before the birds really discover it. :)
I decided that cleaning out and readying the coop was not in my best interest for the day, so I crept into the house and soon crashed. I hope to get the coop cleaned today and likewise check my bees. The temperature is supposed to reach nearly 70* today!