Over the last week of the holidays, the kids went up to stay with my parents in the Mountains. CB and I used the time to get lots of things done (and sleep in without kids wanting our attention). On Thursday afternoon, CB had some jobs to do in the village so I was home alone. The air was warm, and the light was beautiful so I grabbed the camera and wandered down to the orchard. The chickens came for the walk, but aside from them, it was a rare opportunity to be alone. No children, no Country Boy. It was quite strange, to be honest. But for a short time, it was rather lovely. I snapped some photos while the chickens clucked around behind me.
Would you look at all that grass!!?? The incessant rain has certainly helped it to grow this Spring. It’s knee high in places, and incredibly sloshy underfoot. You definitely need boots on if you are walking around the paddocks. Sheep farmers (like us) get unusually excited about long grass because it means that there is plenty of feed for our animals, and we will need to supplement their food less over the summer.
The rain has also been good for the trees in the orchard. We had a big storm on Tuesday night, which broke the filament holding the netting up but fortunately, the trees were unharmed. The blossoms are out in force, and hopefully, this means that come summer, we will have a bumper harvest of fruit to enjoy.