My bedroom window at 6am (you can't hear the birds, but they are busy already.)
The soil is still quite dry, so I did water some parts of the vegetable garden after I had fed and watered the chickens.
Shortly after getting up and about, making coffee and feeding the dogs (I am "dog-sitting" an extra at the moment) I heard the neighbour's sheep calling very loudly. It turned out that he (Eddie) had found a hole in the fence and was munching on the grass close to the house....
It took some time, a saucepan full of oats, two children and two adults to corner him near the fence and finally return him to the yard next door. It turned out that he had been an orphan and had been raised by the neighbour family... not hard to guess, as I'd been hearing him for sometime. It seems that his escapade today will hurry up his return back to the farm.
Lunch with friends and a quiet late afternoon with not a lot done in the garden today will make for a busy week ahead. It is time to plant the hardiest of the seeds, potatoes... leaving the softest transplants for a while yet. There could be more cold nights, though the long term prediction for this year is for a hot dry spring.... we shall see.