I hope you're all having a good year so far and wish you happiness and fun in 2017.
I have been away from my blogging for far too long and look forward to catching up with you in the Orchard and reading your lovely blogs.
Last year was another difficult year, losing my dear Dad suddenly in March. My comfort is knowing my mum and dad are together now. I miss them both immensely.
Life in the Orchard is very wet here today with so much rain. But the good of it is yesterday we planted 2 baby apple trees and a lovely dark flowering cherry tree (that Stuart was given to him for his birthday), in the new Orchard after waiting for the heavy frosts to lift and the ground to warm.
They now have plenty of space to bathe and splash, hay to nest and a grazing area. They seem to love it and we should start seeing some wonderful eggs soon.
The hens are in a safe compound at the edge of the Orchard with activity feeders and pots of yoghurt to occupy them. While they are confined to restrictions by the government due to bird flu precautions.
The sheep are doing well and the ewes are now hopefully expecting some gorgeous lambs.
Well it's been good to write to you all again. Take care.