Waking up to a dusting of snow yesterday just about drove me around the bend, but the weather today more than made up for it - I even put my seedlings outside so they could sunbathe for a while this afternoon.
We spent most of the day building a new fence around the garden (more on that another time), but I did take the time to put the mason bee house in its new spot on the chicken coop.
I don't know why it's taken me so long to get it set up again. I think that by the time I finally thought about it last year, all of the bees were sold out in the local garden shops (I didn't have any cocoons from our last house because a mouse discovered the container they were in in the garage and ate them all). Luckily I was more on the ball this year, and have had bees snoozing in my fridge for the past month or so. I'm not going to put them out until the nighttime temperatures quit going down below zero (isn't it supposed to be April?), which will hopefully be within the next week or two. That will also ensure that a few more things have started blooming before the bees are ready to get down to work.
In the meantime, I'll be crossing my fingers in the hope that this sunshine sticks around for a while.