If you are feeling chilly in the coming month, just build yourself a metre cube framework somewhere convenient in your house
fill it with fresh horse manure
wait a week and you will have a 38 degree radiator
Body heat – just right for snuggling up to.
Unfortunately ours is in a polytunnel
so we will have to find another use for it.
A chilling wind is blowing across the Atlantic right now.
Snow on the mountains
Frost on the hills
Drips close at hand
But the four day old hot (pineapple?) bed has reached 30 degrees
The Pheasant had heard that today is the Big Garden Bird Watch
and said “I am a big bird, watch me”.
The starlings said “We are the biggest flock, watch us”.
The Robin said “I have the biggest voice, watch me”.
“No you don’t”, said the Nuthatch
The Raven is above being watched
and the Treecreeper is oblivious to being watched
Two a penny:
I am watching the peanuts
Don’t watch me
Meanwhile the pineapple bed has reached 23 degrees
Today the cloud clears briefly to let through the mid-afternoon sun
The Hellebores are looking fine
and there is a hint of violet
We employ locals to aerate the lawn
and the robin keeps an eye on a new woodstack
A Bluetit holds tight to its share of the feeder
are ready for their dinner.
Outside today, one degree below freezing,
in the pineapple bed…