|The new chicks in the brooder. The IR lamp|
substitutes for Mum's warm breast.
|Pear blossom in the orchard.|
|An epic batch of nice garlicky hummus (chick-pea paste)|
|Free range or solid fuel burning range?|
|Fritillaries possibly naturalising in the|
grass of the front lawn under the trees.
|Aran knits. A world of "impossibly complex" patterns on a|
sixteen row repeat cycle. Soccer helps, apparently.
|Amelanchier canadensis (Snowy |
mespilus or 'shadbush')
In the garden, all sorts of lovely flowering and blossoming is going on. We have fritillaries on the front lawn which we think have come from seed which ripened in the two seed-pods we saw last year. As with the crocus leaves and primroses, we are delighted that both the geese and sheep leave these alone. A nice Amelanchier we have had to protect behind sheep-defences now that the lawn is a sheep field, they would browse off all the new growth and blossom.
|Blue being a tart.|