1.Chicks. We usually hatch chicks around this time of year. We didn’t last year because the baby was only a couple of months old and I suppose I thought I had enough chicks. While I am not hatching any myself this year, I do have the promise of some little fluffies later in the week.
2.Chocolate. Now I know everyone loves chocolate at Easter but I do enjoy making chocolate cakes around this time and some crispy, chocolate nest cakes with Boo. While she was eating little chocolate eggs the other day, we discussed the merits of having a hen that could lay chocolate eggs. We both decided this would be a good idea but were not sure how to go about cross-breeding to achieve this.
3.Light nights. Despite my previous post about the dreaded British Summer Time beginning, lighter nights for me mean that I can drag the baby monitor outside and either garden or paint things. Already I have four chairs waiting to be painted for the kitchen and I recently bought some lovely cornflower blue outdoor paint to re-vamp the outdoor table and chairs. I have big plans for the garden this year. I made the above greenhouse one year with the baby monitor outside. The downside of farm living however is that it is very windy and it all blew away the next day. I could have cried (I think I might have done).
4.Lambs. They are coming, they are definitely coming. The first year we were at the farm, we had lambs born Easter Sunday. It was wonderful. In fact it was Minty, our pet sheep who was born on March 30th so it is not totally impossible that we could have a lamb born this Easter.
5. Promise. Spring promises so many things and Easter just reaffirms that. I would love some more animals but I am torn between pigs and a different breed of sheep. Hubster is not keen on me getting either but I will continue to research in the promise that new life may be on the way soon.