|The snow didn't last but slowly melted away|
|The moles are still active under the soil. Makes me wonder how|
they manage to get through the hard frozen layer.
|You can see Agnese peering out from inside the alpaca house,|
which is where she ran when she saw me. Bodes well for next
week when I am looking after her. Mind you, I bet she changes
her mind when I have the feed trays.
|The promise of wild strawberries later|
in the year
|Next year's Christmas tree?|
|I love the contrast of the green moss and|
the trunk of the tree
|A bleak view|
|A forlorn looking remnant of a sunflower that didn't grow|
particularly well in the cooler summer temperatures of last year.
In the background you can see the beds we are preparing for
later on in the year to plant into.
|The gate for the sheep enclosure stands ready, but no longer|
needed for this time of the year.
|This is a potential problem to deal with when the ground|
defrosts. We have to find out how far the water is eating into
the bank and undermining it. This is the end of a land drain
that takes water from the road on the opposite side of our
|One of the problems of surfaces becoming hard is run off that|
then freezes - skating anyone?
|I had eggs from a farmer in Estonia this last week but they|
weren't as fresh as these ones from our own hens. If the yolks
were not burst they would not cook so well for fried egg
sandwiches. The bread was fresh too and home-made.
|It looks like a giant hoof print, but is actually|
a rather large hole that developed where we
buried Snowdrop. We have to wait for the
ground to defrost to refill it with the soil from
|As you can see, that despite the melted snow the ice can|
still be quite thick in places
|There is also the little pockets of life showing through and|
the promise of the spring to come
|Thinning out the trees on what should be a field.|
|It might not look like caring for trees, but|
many are dead or dying as the trees grow and
crowd each other out. Theoretically we are
supposed to cut them all down but we don't,
we choose to thin them out and let some
grow for shelter for our animals.