Jack thinks little animals are so cute!
Next he helped me check on the chickens and gather the eggs.
Jack is too cool to be afraid of a few hens.
That was fine, but then Jack wanted to go for a real hike and get off our property. We set off down the road.
We found a peony plant sprouting and getting ready for summer blooming.
The neighbor's daffodils are thinking about blooming.
A little further along our walk, Jack discovered that some of them are already in full bloom. He was excited about that.
Then we noticed something unusual. Jack wasn't sure whether to be happy, cool, or nervous (although he assures me now that cool for him isn't a decision, it just is. Always). Over by the neighbor's daffodils we discovered....
...a tin man. With a heart!
Jack decided it couldn't hurt to be friendly.
They seemed to have a pleasant discussion about the coming of Spring.
We climbed the hill toward the house and at the top met this fellow,
We are glad we got out and celebrated the sunny day. It looks like this week will be gloomy and cold all week long. Jack is a little anxious for the welfare of his new tin friend!