It’s so beautiful at the moment isn’t it? Round here (Leitrim), the primroses are starting to flower on the verges, celandine and various other wild flowers are flowering and growing, the gorse is bright yellow and gorgeous and the cuckoo and swallows have returned over the last week. There doesn’t seem to be as many swallows as last year, but maybe it’s still a bit early.
Having said Chris’s next job was the greenhouse, it’s been a little too windy for him to do what he needs to do, so he’s been dragging all the trees and branches he cut off earlier in the year at the side of the field, to make a bonfire, but also separating out a load for chipping for the paths between the fruit trees in the front garden. It’s been hard work and his arms were covered in scratches but he seemed happy at the end of the day to have got at least some of it done. We’ve had some gorgeous days, but it’s still quite windy where we are.
Finally, for today, we’ve had some chicken eggs in the incubator for the last three weeks and they’ve started hatching today, we only have one chick so far and it looks really healthy, there’s five more eggs and we’re hoping that they hatch, I don’t know whether they are all viable because I didn’t candle them, I just left them in the incubator this time and tried not to disturb them. We’d love for all six to hatch, but that doesn’t usually happen, it seems really unpredictable. So we’re waiting at the moment, the brooder is all set up and ready for tomorrow, so I guess we’ll have an update then. I could hear the one that’s hatched, chirping from inside it’s shell this morning, it was a lovely sound.