Ian’s (who’s a junior high English teacher) has been spending his spring break building our new chicken coop for the layers. His hammer is pounding outside at this very minute. Last year, it was snowy and cold at this time of year, but this year, we can’t wait to get those birds out of the brooder to enjoy the beautiful weather! Our next batch of peepers — the meat birds — will be arriving in just over a week. Things are really starting to happen for the season around here.