Spring has definitely sprung.
Today, we reached the heady heights of 17 degrees (around 62 Fahrenheit). Okay, so that's nothing to some of you out there, but to us, it felt positively Mediterranean.
See him at the bottom of the photo sussing out the rams. (Shhh, don't tell anyone, but he's kinda scared of them. Now please, not a word to anyone - can you imagine what it'll do to his image. I know I can trust my blogging friends not to tell.)
I had to show you this. See the field furthest away. That's where some of the lambing sheep are.
Does this ram (ahem - the daddy of some of these very lambs) show any interest?
Does Mr Wayne?
Not a bit of it.
These are the days in which we live. Give me good old-fashioned family values any day. Dear, dear me.
slave labour hired help cleaned out the greenhouse. (I use the word 'greenhouse' loosely too, cause it can barely be called that, but hey-ho, my seedlings love it. Actually, I do too, and I'm probably the only adult on the face of the earth who can almost stand upright in it. See, the Builder built is just for me!)
This is it cleared out....
....and then filled with seedlings.
This is my all-the-way-from-Pennsylvania-slave-labour.
Contemplation. Plan-making. Yarning.
Peas in a pod.
Well, hopefully as some stage, that's what they'll be. I've never grown peas before, and I reckon it'll all have to be done under glass here, so we'll see how it goes.
After lunch, we took a wander out to the peats.
The day was gorgeous.
For the Builder, the memories were strong. These are the peats his family grew up cutting. The cut-out road that is clear in the previous photo was cut by his dad and the boys. Spade by spade.
See the track of where the road was? The tractor would be able to get as close to the peat banks as possible, making the loading of the trailor to get the peats home easier.
Fern growing amongst the heather
Laurie's boots weren't quite high enough to escape a dunking!
There were areas of heather and moss which looked innocent enough ... until you stepped on them, and squelch!
That'll teach them Americans!