Spring is in the Air
It was a beautiful frosty morning, the sun glinting off thawing raindrops. I love this time of year when it’s just warm enough – and hopefully dry enough – to get out in the garden but not much is growing yet, so you can catch up with clearing up the vegetable patch.
It’s a rare ‘window of opportunity’; time to get rid of all the perennial weeds like docks, nettles, buttercups and the perennial grasses. I give the weeds to the hens – they love scratching though them looking for worms. By the beginning of February there’s a sort of hopefulness in the air, the birds are singing, showing off their bright spring feathers and busily looking for nesting places and the air is alive with the promise of things to come. It’s exhilarating just getting outside and living and breathing – and becoming part of – Spring.