Well it actually feels like spring out there. For the first time this year there are bees swarming around the entrance to thier hive, this morning. And I sat on the bench outside my front door too - to have my mid morning cuppa, in the sun.
The new litter of piglets poked their heads out of the sty for the first time - and ran around excitedly - but never more than a few yards from Mum, Felicity! Also, have a look on our facebook page for a video Lorna snapped of a group of 4 month old pigs being moved onto the kale patch last week. They ate so much that they fell asleep outside for the whole afternoon!
Last week we spent several days pruning the apple orchard - shaping the trees and cutting back last years growth to stimulate more fruiting spurs. I suspect that after such a wonderful harvest year last year, the trees may recover their strength this year, and put their energy into wood formation, and less energy into fruiting.
The veg boxes for will continue for another 2 deliveries after this, with the last delviery of this season on 18 and 19 April, just in time for the Easter weekend break. We then take a two month break, whilst we get the crops planted. Deliveries start again in the first week of July, when we will hopefully have salad, cucumber, new potatoes and strawberries to share