The lilacs are in full bloom. On sunny days, if you hang out your laundry to dry next to blooming lilacs, when you gather in the sun-warmed laundry, take in indoors and fold it, the fragrance of lilacs makes you smile.
From uncurling ferns to tulips, the late spring is full of color and wonder.
Rose’s clutch is the second clutch of chicks to hatch this year. A third hen has gone broody, but I’m tricking her, and have replaced her eggs with wooden ones. I have a shipment of chicks coming the week of the 21st, New Hampshire Reds and Whiting True Green chicks which I’ll slip under her to raise.