Yeah, and summers coming. Nothing better than working/playing in the garden with a nice cold beer! The puppies have learnt......digging, while I was busy pulling out the unwanted comfrey. Now they have been 'helping' me dig over the second long bed. I was hoe-ing it to kill off the unwanted weeds as they sprouted before it gets planted out. Hard case, one digs one way, they other digs the other and they each fill in the others hole. I'm thinking this could be a good training exercise if I can just figure out how to make it work. Jack is intrigued by the chooks and like to wiggle into their yard. I havent found out where he's getting in yet and he cant remember to get out. Amy comes in to tell me when he gets stuck in there and didnt think it was very nice of me when I decided to leave him in there for a while. My cat has resigned himself to the newcomers and continued his nap in amongst the leeks when Jack decided to join him there....yeah very squashed leeks, oh well. I found a home for broody mum. She's gone off with a lady who is keen to rear pure bred light sussex chooks. Bit of a relief actually because she goes broody so often now and wouldnt let the others in the nest box. I even threw her out of their yards only to find her back in a couple of hours later. So now down to 5 hens which hopefully will realise that they are now allowed to lay their eggs in the nestbox. Had my first asparagus spear for the season, if people only knew how gorgeous they taste straight out of the ground and so different from the shop bought stuff......!!! I had to explain to my friend that I wasnt just trying to be kind when I said I would grow some plants for their garden and that I really did need somewhere to grow plants cos I had so much seed for things, I didnt have the space for them. Had to explain why it was a good idea to separate different types of the same plants in order to be able to save seeds and know that they would have a better chance of growing true to type. My idea should work out well cos none of their neighbours have vegie gardens. Mixed blessing. This week I helped clean up a friends' rental property and was asked by their window cleaner man if I was interested in having referrals from him. Yes!! I never turn work down. Its funny though, me being a lousy house keeper, I am pretty good at it when some one else is paying me to do it for them. I was thrilled when the same friend told me that they had finally put a vegie garden in. They do have chooks and fruit trees but until now had thought a vegie garden was either too much work or that it was cheaper to buy than to grow.Yes!!! Thats two this year and its still only spring!