Today has been a proper spring day. A day of sunshine and birdsong. It has been wonderful to be able to work outside all day.
In the last few days I have planted willow for arches, sown seeds, spread compost, weeded veg beds, got out of bed and checked on the goats each night at 1 am and 4:30 am, fed and watered and cleaned out hens, quail, duck and geese. Fed and hayed and watered ponies and cleaned their paddock. Walked dogs, met up with neighbours and enjoyed the dry sunny days!
There are buds appearing on plants everywhere. It is time to sow seeds. My greenhouse is filling up. Baby animals are due to be born. Life feels good.
The simple pleasures of spending time out in nature are the best.
Here is to new beginnings.
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Goats in the sunshine. A day before Tansy’s official due date.
Marigold.. such a sweety.
Very fat Tansy
Tag and Peaches snuggle on the sofa
Through the honeysuckle arch
Teasel heads by the river
Looking over the garden boundary
One of my living willow arches. Can’t wait for it to green up!
Tiny woven nest-box..tucked away in some ivy..We had wrens in it last year.
Spring sunshine in the garden. The heather is in bloom!
Garlic ..planted in Autumn last year
Time for a rest
Willow arch by the gate
Shadows across the garden
Holly-Hot- Pants after a dunk in the water
Marigold rests and chews the cud
Marigold deals with an itch
The river and our tiny jetty
View out of one of the side gates
Robin nest box in the honeysuckle
Nest-boxes of all shapes and sizes ..everywhere!
One of our three bat boxes
Hens in their winter shed whilst the land is rested
Over wintered leeks