Lamb and Salad

As spring progresses there are waves that lap up the valley. Later we will see green hedges in the lowlands, moving day by day until the flourishing reaches our altitude. It is the same with lambs: lowland lambs have been bouncing around for weeks but we had to wait until today for them to arrive on our threshold.
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We look forward to salad tomorrow
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While the Guineas enjoy salad today
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The litter experiment with solid food
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and a bit of rooting
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Last year the Nuthatch reared a handsome brood under the eaves. So far this year he has been all alone, every day spent shouting as loud as he can hoping a mate will join him.
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We add a new sighting (although no picture) as a Brambling passes through for the first time. We have had geese overhead before but it is always a stirring sound
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Some hedgehog shuffling tonight:

This one
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had been coughing in the bushes and needed a quick check over

While this one
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has been over-wintering with us and is just waiting for a toe-nail trim before setting off on his spring adventures.

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Sunny Frolics

Sunshine raises us all to new levels
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Floppy and his ladies have had to jump high to strip these offerings
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Followed by a preen
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and a mutual beak clean
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The roots are moved down to the pigs
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where sunshine encourages boldness
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knowing that someone is in charge
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We stock up on bedding
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as the ducks do their own frolicking
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and the wren frolics in the gutter
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Even the frogspawn is frolicking a little
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So tonight as the sun burns itself out
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We have dinner provisions
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