Finally, a change in the weather.

the ridgeGone is the bitter easterly wind but unfortunately, so too has our blue sky! I took a walk down the glen yesterday and the ridge was covered in snow and ominous-looking clouds. But at least it was ‘warmer’ and we got the first precipitation of any kind for a couple of weeks or so. In March we only had two inches of rain compared to about eleven inches at the same time last year.

Today those clouds were undecided whether to deposit snow or sleet on us and for a while we had a bit of both.

sleety muscovies

After our disappointing loss of 20 incubating hens’ eggs last week, Mother Nature has stepped in, in the form of the Nest Thief (so  named because she stole poor Broody Brenda’s nest last year.) Well, this year she’s started early and is sitting on about a dozen eggs  in the polytunnel coop, with no criminal act involved!

Nest Thief

 

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