Thursday, April 25, 2013

Welcome, Spring

After a cold very snowy start to the year, there are hints of a turn in the season - about time seeing as it's nearly May!

We've been out making the most of the good days - as have all the livestock:

working on the vegetable plot

mowed the lawn for the first time this year!

Chickens, and John weeding the new 'Asparagus Bed'

Elaine has been preparing for planting out the legumes started off in the greenhouse

we are very pleased with this!

lovely bulbs given to us by Frances (Charlie looks on!)

finally - our daffodils are out

as is Furby

Charlie joins us for a walk round the garden

catching the evening sun

it's so good to see the lambs - life again!

our small, but perfectly formed cherry in full bloom - it survived the winter,  thank goodness

ready to go!

chickens, sheep and lambs in the sunshine

cherry blossom time

but there is still snow on the Mournes

the currant bushes in front of the gallery are well into leaf

as are the raspberry canes - salvaged from the front garden and a relic of Annie Stevenson's  prowess

two chickens taking the waters

mind you... not sure all that weather has gone away yet!