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SPRING!!

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Well, it has finally arrived! The buds on my Quince tree have broken and some on the hawthorn hedge too.

Yesterday I visited a friend who has a small holding just a couple of miles down the road from me. She has lambs!! So it MUST be spring!

She also has Alpacas! And even better views than me, as her house is further up the hill.

Today, we spent all day outdoors. I scarified the grass while Scott removed the breeze blocks from the herb garden and replaced them with wood. It looks so much better!

And on the patio at the back I think we are really beginning to see signs of spring at last……I think…..I hope! :))

Haven’t held a lamb for years…it was lovely! :))

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Great isn't it Karen?

25 Mar, 2015

 

It is Linda. I breathed a sigh of relief today! Cardiocrinum is looking very promising :)

25 Mar, 2015

 

Hi Karen, everything coming to life again, isn't nature wonderful, those Alpacas are weird looking animals aren't they, their faces look almost human, with a beard, Derek.

25 Mar, 2015

 

Fingers crossed that it is Spring!! would be nice.
I just love those Alpacas, weird but wonderful at the same time!! the borders are really coming on Karen....

25 Mar, 2015

 

There's something special about the first bleat of lambs isn't there? We seldom see them because of the hight banks and hedges but we can hear them from the back garden. I love to hear a fieldful of sheep and lambs, there are so many different pitches of bleat from the very high right down to gruff old basses!

25 Mar, 2015

 

Great blog Karen. Fabulous photos of the animals .. that reminds me, lamb is half price in Aldi next week ... lol. This is just the best time of year .. isn't it. 😎

26 Mar, 2015

 

A lovely Spring blog Karen - your pictures are really special - your garden looks very interesting - sun is shining here at the moment but the forecast is not so good for us - enjoy your day - Jane

26 Mar, 2015

 

Love the Lambs,and the Alpaca..how lovely to be able to hold one of the lambs too..I guess you didn't try lifting the Alpaca ! Lol..We had rain overnight,at last..what a difference it has made..we got our lawn scarified yesterday too,just in time it seems..it looks so nice and green this morning :o)

26 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks for looking in everyone. I'm shattered!

26 Mar, 2015

 

beautiful, jealous of you holding the lamb. Things are awakening quickly now, lots of colours appearing again and the birds are all dancing and courting and singing their little hearts out. Great time of year!! I am busy building some more fencing panels to enclose the greenhouse area from the crazy paving path. It will make the garden secure also for Lottie when she starts toddling around. Phil and Paul, more Phil really going to make me a gate to it too, will make it look great, hopefully. When its done I will post pictures. :O)

26 Mar, 2015

 

Sounds great Mum! Scott spent yesterday blocking up holes where the house Sparrows get in to the house to nest. We love them, but not the mess, noise and dead babies at our feet. This is our third attempt and we think we might have cracked it at last. This morning a Blackbird was perched up there singing...which was really marvellous because until now the Sparrows have chased all the other birds away from the house. I was actually nearly moved to tears when I heard it. Some of the Sparrows have found other places in the roof to nest of course, but in better places where their poo won't fall on our heads! Its FREEZING here today...really bitter. I'm so glad I got the grass done yesterday. But I'm paying for it...absolutely shattered. Have started knitting cushion covers to match my new plaid curtains (not arrived yet)..a nice way to spend a horrid cold day indoors. The yarn is 100% pure Shetland wool, which is gorgeous! And I was supposed to be giving up knitting! ....typical!

26 Mar, 2015

 

lol I am knitting too, Lottie needed bigger cardigans, so I am knitting for her. Still got three cushions to knit for Sammie, but am fed up with knitting them. lol. love pure wool its amazing to knit with.

26 Mar, 2015

 

It is isn't it? And this is a tweedy yarn with all the shades of autumn in it. I'm loving it! Chunky too, which is quite a change for me.

26 Mar, 2015

 

Karen the lambs and the Alpacas are lovely aren't they, I saw my first lambs on Monday and hubby and grandson were taking the mickey out of me because as usual I got excited, lol...
Its coming slow but sure Karen, you'll soon have flowers everywhere, it does perk one up when able to get outside and actually get some jobs done and the grass will appreciate all your efforts not sure about your joints though, I think you garden my way and worry about the tiredness and aches later, my mum used to say the best way to get rid of them was to work them off in the same way you got them, LOL..
BTW I got a grass, went online and it arrived yesterday, very strong healthy looking plant, its in the garden safe and sound, had a drop of rain early today so was pleased about that, thankyou for the recommendation....

26 Mar, 2015

 

it will grow quickly, that is what I did sammies in, chunky wool that is, not tweedy. I did red cable and beige cable patterns and purple flecked for her bed to match her bed throw. Only trouble is I have to do two more purple ones and a beige one still. Think I did too much knitting before Christmas and sickened myself of cushion covers. Will maybe get chance to sit out in the garden when it is warmer and do some more then. Not done any knitting sat outside so think I ought to give it a go. The only trouble is when you sit outside you always see a job that can be done. lol. Greenhouse coming on Wednesday hopefully. Joannes wedding Thursday so nothing will be done before the weekend on the greenhouse.

26 Mar, 2015

 

Oh....the wedding already! I expect there will be a lot of excitement! :))

When you get the greenhouse, you'll be able to sit in there and knit! ;)

LincsLass...that's great news. Mine is looking good too, and ready to go after being in the ground all winter. I love that grass! The way the light shines on the oats....gorgeous! As for the aches and pains...I think your Mum might have been right! No, I was shattered yesterday, but today I feel a lot brighter. No aches and pains after a hot bath, but still having problems with the feet...but they are getting better and wearing my MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoes is helping me SO much. So they were well worth the money! Thank you so much for your kindness :)) x

27 Mar, 2015

 

Is your pod standing up ok in the wind Karen?

28 Mar, 2015

 

Oh yes, round things are usually ok because they offer no resistance. The greenhouse is taking a battering, but I think it will be ok. Hopefully it will die down soon.

28 Mar, 2015

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