first of april

APRIL FOOLS DAY! Sitting at the computer looking out at the unfurling leaves and budding blossom, with a backdrop of sunshine, blue sky and scudding white clouds, I was about to report that Spring has arrived in all its April glory. What a fool...! Stepping outside to hang up the washing, I quickly changed my mind. The wind is biting and it's already bitten off most of Mowbarton's beautifully shocking pink magnolia blossom which emerged last week. But it can't last for ever, especially as there are so many other signs of spring around.

Talking of climate - Mowbarton Barn has now gone officially green and taken on eco credentials. We had solar panels installed on the roof last week and are surprisingly pleased with how they look: discreet and not visible from the lane. During daylight hours (and there are plenty of them at the moment) we are enjoying watching the electricity meter going backwards...   


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