Time for harvest festivals!
Festival time in Somerset...
MARCH already and despite the cold there are all sorts of signs of Spring around. Primroses, muscari, leaves peeping out, lambs in some of the fields. There should be some arriving in our own field fairly soon. That always makes me feel cheerful (as long as they keep away from the vines!) We have had quite a few weekend guests in the Shepherd's Hut already this year. I had wondered if winter might be a slow time but the Hut's lovely and cosy in the cold weather thanks to the super efficient log burning stove and the sheep's wool insulation. The primroses are out on both sides of the steps that lead up to the Hut and the green is gradually returning to the landscape all around it. Daffodils are everywhere, and the woodpecker has been busy, as have all the other birds: plenty of bustling around in nooks and crannies looking for nesting spots, and even the odd flurry of twig-carrying. A pair of blue tits spent a few days inspecting the hole in the wall outside our kitchen but seem to have moved on. Somewhere larger and more comfortable perhaps? STOP PRESS: The blue tits are back!!