Oh hey stranger... long time no see, eh?
It's true. It's officially spring, though it's snowing (again) here in Boston. I've had a somehow simultaneously quiet-yet-full winter, scheming and planning and/or generally resting up for the onset of springtime shenanigans. And now I have the hatching bug. Good thing I have a couple of silkies that go broody at the mere sight of a group of eggs....
"Oh look! Eggs!"
*sits on them*
In other news, there are two things I'd like to share with y'all today:
1) There are new events posted on my event calendar! (Scroll down to "Upcoming events and appearances" on the main page.)
2) As you all are putting together your coop-building plans for this year, check out this great article on predator-proofing your coop. In the city we tend to not be able to have roosters (their main jobs are to protect the flock and make babies), but we definitely have a lot of predators. My flock has learned to look out for hawks, and I've had neighbors lose birds to racoons. I also have neighborhood cats that wander in and out of my yard pretty regularly (the girls chase them out when they're awake, but I make sure they're all locked up at night).
Happy springtime, and see you again soon! :D