The babies are here. Not the chicks I'd have expected; we are waiting until it is warmer and we have a coop-like structure built. No, the snakes have hatched. We'll have reptiles sunning themselves on our rocks for weeks now whenever the sun is out. I keep meaning to turn the ugly garage cinder block foundation into a lovely painted, raised-bed flower bed but can't because I'm not sure the snakes will keep breeding there if I do. That and a total dearth of extra time and energy, but who's counting.