Dear Family & Friends
It's one very odd week we're having here- spring temperature (18C) for the winter season!! For a full week, our day time temperature was so pleasant and sunny, although our night temperature will drop down to freezing level. So, I took advantage and stayed out in the garden. It's definitely warmer outside than inside our home:)
|This handsome rooster has now learned to crow|
For the first time, I heard our little rooster crowed. He went on and on with his singing. No longer a tiny little chick who was bullied to no end by our other old hens , just a few months ago. He has settled well and is looking much bigger now. He is a proper crowing rooster:) This definitely adds up more fun to our garden atmosphere:)
|my temporary green house - quick and easy|
As it was so warm and sunny, I started sowing some of the earliest vegetable seeds that I could do like the broad beans. I also potted up mint which I dug up from the garden so that I could take them to our city apartment. Having some potted herbs in the small apartment balcony would be a nice treat. Since my daughter requested some leafy vegetable that she could cut for her salad needs, I also managed to transplant some of my veggie seedlings in pots for her. Our city apartment balcony is very sunny and that would make an ideal place to grow plants in containers.
|it's good enough to house a few seedlings for the short time to protect them from cold|
Since I don't have a green house to make use of, I improvised a temporary one just to keep the plants in pots warm and protected for these few weeks - specially during the night.
|It's so noisy inside this hive - full of happy buzzing bees|
After having done a wee bit of gardening, I went to check our beehive....it was buzzing with noise. All is well. The bees are happy and very active with the beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately there's not much blooms for them to enjoy, except for the snowdrops. I will definitely multiply more of these early flowering bulbs for the bees right after the flowers fade.
It's not spring time yet, because next week's weather forecast is cold with some snow. Whatever it will be, we still live in a beautiful place that we are always grateful of. Hope you are enjoying where you are too.