This morning, the chicks in the hay loft finally hatched. A few days ago 4 eggs had fallen out of the nest, and the immature chicks inside had died. This morning there were four chicks under the mother hen on the floor of the hay loft, but the other 4 chicks were not initially found. We eventually found 2 dead chicks in the barn below so we presume the other 2 met a similar fate. But 4 chicks were alive. I handed Tom a feed bucket, and we moved them into the weasel-proof pen.
Apart from spring chicks, the forsythia is blooming. It has really grown since we moved here, but it is spectacular.
The daffodils are also blooming here.
Here are the obligatory Ryeleigh photos: