April showers bring May flowers! Or… April snow storm turns into blistering hot summer days and huge thunderstorms during the evening, thus producing a lovely greenhouse effect causing plants to spring out of the ground (pun intended), flowers to bloom all at once, hay fields to make you feel like a midget and your arms and neck to turn nut brown before June even thinks about coming on the scene. Whew! Sorry for the long drawn out sentence! That has just been my life in a nutshell for the past month. 🙂 I must say that I truly love living in Minnesota, if only for the weather factor! A common saying in my home is “there is never a dull moment in the Voit family!” and it is proven true every day, especially in the spring, summer and fall months. Oh, and the winter ones too. 😉 This past week has proven to be no different, we have been endur (ahem!) enjoying really high temperatures, and their sidekicks the thunderstorm group. On Memorial day it got up to 101 degrees! We are very blessed though to not be needing to water the gardens at all right now, especially with it being so hot. Currently in the morning hours my mom has been working in her garden up by the house. We had a huge bunch of lilac bushes just out the kitchen window that had grown so large that they were impeding the space there, plus a few of us were just miserable when they bloomed so down they came and in came a garden! My fabulous mother is putting in something of a kitchen garden, she has herbs, popcorn, flowers, radishes some cherry tomatoes and a bunch more planted there. During this fabulously extreme weather I have been working on finishing my hen house on wheels. As you can see I have the structure done along with the siding and roof. During this evening’s rain I discovered some leaks in the roof that I will need to fix before rehoming the girls, besides that and some extra varmint proofing though she’s all done! Stay tuned and I will give you an exclusive tour in the next post!