Sunday, 30 April 2017

Lambing snow

Here in the north, and probably loads of other places, as soon as lambing season is upon us, it snows. You could probably market it as 'Bleat and sleet'. It must be a bit of a shock for all the new ovine life, but at least they're well-camouflaged.

Last Monday was such a day. No time to take photos of cute lambsies, mind, it was off to work for me.

Here's the view on opening the curtains, first thing in the morning.

Later in the day, things had improved considerably. Well, let's just say that it was brighter, if not less snowy.

We're into a spell of dry weather now, which will allow the ground to recover and give me the opportunity to tackle some belated mowing duties. The wildlife patches in the garden need their once yearly cut, and I'm determined to have another go with wild flowers to help pollinating insects. There's a slight change of tack though, this year, after I read this article by Adrian Thomas of the RSPB.


Spadger said...

AT - top bloke! Go for it!

Imperfect and Tense said...

The main battle will be trying to out-manoeuvre those pesky Linnets.

Spadger said...

Wildbird cover crop to create some diversionary feeding for the 'damn pesky linnets'

Imperfect and Tense said...

The patch has had its Number One haircut. House Sparrows, Starlings and Blackbirds are having a great time. No sign of DPLs as yet.