One thing we have always wanted to do is to make a willow den. This has been put on hold many times because we have never lived anywhere with a garden big enough to build one in without it taking over all the space.
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We have been very busy over the past few weeks. We’ve got an allotment!
It feels like we have been waiting forever for strawberry season to start (according to Emily anyway). Not to mention we are down to our last jar of homemade strawberry jam. So when our local PYO posted they would be opening their strawberry field for a few hours on Saturday, I knew exactly where we were headed this weekend.
Now I don’t want to Jinx it but it looks like spring has finally has finally made its way to the Wirral. The last of the snow has disappeared and the ground has started to dry out and we have even been luckily enough to have a few days of sun.
In great excitement, we went down to the allotment this evening to check on our chickens.
Hooray! It’s June at last! It’s not the prospect of milder weather that has everyone at Garrison Greengrass excited: this is the month that Wester Hardmuir pick-your-own (PYO) farm will open for the season.
......your friends’ dairy farm, of course!
Today was The Big Day when we went to choose our chickens.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Aunty Noleen’s lambs. Following an eventful week, to everyone’s delight, there were six safe arrivals (including one set of twins) and one poor Mummy lamb who successfully adopted an orphaned lamb after hers was born dead.
We’re still wishing for snow in Belfast, and are very mindful of all the horrible flooding in the rest of the UK. To cheer us all up, we thought we’d share some pictures from a few summers ago when we went to watch the baling at Aunty Noleen’s farm.