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The first snowdrops appeared, so we’re within sight of spring:

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Loving the wildflowers in the garden just now, especially the bluebells (there are pink and white ones as well as these blue beauties) and red campion popping up by the copse. Our latest WWOOFERs arrived today, a French family who live too far up a mountain to grow much food of their own. They have been hillwalking in the Lakes before coming here and are keen hikers and eager gardeners.

New lambs have appeared in the field over the road from the house. We had a family meander to admire them earlier in the week.

 

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Apologies for the speck on the lens. If all of that wasn’t exciting enough, we heard on Thursday that friends of ours down the road had just been handed an orphan lamb by a local farmer to hand-rear. Too much cuteness to be ignored, so today we went along and Arthur helped to give the lamb her lunch.

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And once she was full, Kester wanted to give the lamb a pat, although Ellie’s dog Sally decided to help clean up the lamb’s spilled milk from her chin.

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The weekend’s spring excitement will include my first Mothers’ Day off work since I became a Mum, fun in the spring sun and lots of gardening.