Monday, 28 February 2011

The sun's out here

Puppies, like cats, are solar-powered.
The sun finally came out here. The duvet of cloud we've been submerged under for what feels like most of February finally lifted to reveal blue skies, growing grass and a whole heap of things that needed to be done yesterday.

Today we have fetched the feed for the ewes who are currently a demanding bedlam of customers inside the barn. The feed is mixed at a farm in Llandysul so that involves a drive over the Preselis, via Cenarth and through Newcastle Emlyn to Llandysul and out the other side. Here be guinea pigs - or rather it's where Lucky was found and we think (and it seems such a huge coincidence) that he was found by the farmer who sells us our feed (one year I will remember to ask...)

Cenarth was looking quiet but beautiful as it always does at this time of year. We must go for a picnic or a pub lunch or a cream tea (or all three) and a meander along the river. Soon.

Back at home, with the feed safely stowed in the old freezer, the garden beckoned and I cleared the winter debris from the Venetian border (how grand that sounds!) There was a list of casualties - unsurprisingly after this hard winter - but also the delight of finding that I had planted wallflowers. The thing with me and biennials is that I always forget that I have planted them. Wallflowers and Sweet Williams are and endless source of forgotten delight for this gardener and I now have the promise of lovely blooms while I get the rest of the garden into good order.

6 comments:

  1. Isn't it beautiful here today? Sunshine and blue skies - just glorious.

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  2. Strong sun, still low in the sky, combined with south-facing windows = high visibility cobwebs & the start of spring cleaning! I find it hard to believe that I'm actually doing it instead of just complaining!

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  3. "Here be guinea pigs"? You mean like dragons? Living wild? In caves? Explain!

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  4. Chris - Yes it was so lovely to see the sun again!

    the veg artist - same here... where did all those cobwebs come from all of a sudden?

    rachel - Yes, living wild in the hills like dragons apparently. Lucky was found in the middle of a huge field, all on his own (hence the name). Perhaps the hills around Llandysul are infested with guinea pigs...

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  5. We canines are, indeed, solar powered. Even in places like here in the colony, where we're getting heavy snow, high winds, and -35°C (or -31°F) temperatures. With more than two feet of snow on the ground, it will probably be a few days before we get to cleaning up the garden. So we'll be content to hear about yours.

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  6. Love the photo of your youngest member snoozing in the sunshine. The weather has been gorgeous here too, I so love it when spring starts to arrive.

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