It’s Easter time. My most favourite time of the year. Not for the religious reasons, though that does hold a special meaning too. And not because it’s a time of year when it is perfectly acceptable, and even expected, that we stuff ourselves silly with chocolate. Though that helps …a lot.
No, Easter is my favourite time of the year because it means the beginning of cooler weather for us North Queenslanders. A cooler breeze starts to blow in off the ocean. The long, insanely humid, blisteringly hot days start to ease up and give way to days that are a perfect blend of not-too-hot and not-too-cold, but ‘just right’. And THAT means we can escape our air-conditioned houses and start enjoying the great outdoors again. Tables get dragged outside for lunch under the trees. The sheet goes up and lawn chairs are lined up on the grass for outdoor movie nights.
And best of all, it’s time to start planting our vegetable gardens. Where in other parts of the country the main growing season has just finished, for us it is just starting. And so we PLANT!
And this year, to herald the start of this new season ~ and because the kids have not stopped asking for them since we moved ~ we got chickens. Seven of them to be exact. Arguably the best pet EVER. The kids adore them. And one day in the not too distant future, they will give us eggs. So about this time next year, we might also get to do natural egg dyeing with our very own chicken eggs.
Happy Easter from the Confetti team xx