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A summer prelude.

24 degrees Celsius on April 1st: No April´s joke. When life gives you summer temperatures at this time of year, you make the best of it and spend the entire weekend outside and do all the things (and overdo it, and as a result, feel pretty under the weather by Sunday evening). 

Suddenly there´s color out there... and smells. Our neighbor to the left has several giant old mirabelle plum trees in her garden and they are always the first to bloom. The second picture is a flowering currant in my garden - very pretty but sadly smells like cat pee which every single year I only remember once I have put up a few branches somewhere in the house. 

Since it was so warm I decided to get a head start to spring cleaning. I cleaned the chicken coop, the deck and all our garden furniture with the pressure washer on Friday evening (btw if you want to know what a real shitstorm in the truest sense of the word is, come and clean my chicken coop with a pressure washer after a long winter #somuchfun). Once it was all dry some of the garden furniture and the railing of our deck got a new coat of paint (remember those chairs from the last post?). I love how fresh it all looks now. Sadly when I look at the weather forecast we won´t use all this much in the near future since it´s supposed to become freezing again but oh well. At least it´s all cleaned up and ready for summer. 

Ludwig took his first bath in our little stream today and then he couldn´t decide which one of his identical toys he wanted to play with. Right now he is snoring next to me reeking of mud. To have a dog´s life. Oh and speaking of Ludwig, it´s been four years since we brought him home! Here´s a post with a few pictures of tiny Ludwig. Goodness me. They grow up so fast! ;)

Last but not least a picture of Lutz doing a staring contest with the chickens. I told him the day he he attacks one of them would be his last day with us but he wasn´t very impressed (And in case you think this is far fetched, he killed all of our neighbor´s chicklets last year. I am still terribly embarrassed.) Anyway happy to report all of our new hens have settled in nicely and Luzia and Hanne have already started to lay... we´ll have lots of eggs this Easter! - Have a happy week!

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Reader Comments (3)

This post just makes me feel happy. What a lovely little slice of paradise you have created. Thank you as always for sharing it with your readers. :-) --RC

April 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatbird Farm

'a real shitstorm' HAHAHAHAHA. I don't envy you that chore at all.

April 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessB

I had to laugh about the cat staring at the chickens. Our cats would do the same I am sure. Your back yard is so pretty!

April 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterangela

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