I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather so I brought my potted plants out
The purple pot is a Hot Portugal (hot pepper) plant. I had it on my deck all summer and it has spent the winter in my laundry room (below). It had one lone pepper, which I picked last week.
Then I let the girls out for some exercise. Their new favorite spot is around the compost pile.
Then I spotted this guy high on top of a pine tree checking out the girls. I'm not sure if he is capable of picking them up and taking off with them, but I didn't want to take any chances so back in the coop they went!