Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Famine and feast

On our sister blog The Human Imprint we have been writing about the issues with food security around the world. Check it out!

The lambs are here!

Well the lambs are here! The children and I stopped to take this photo last week of the ewes and lambs in one of our neighbours fields. Herefordshire is a beautiful county with rolling hills and it is fantastic to see the lambs gambling in the fields. Sheep farmers are facing a touch time with all the restrictions due to bluetongue and the foot and mouth outbreak last year - but some farmers have lived in hope of better times and begun the cycle again!

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

The first hints of spring

On Sunday we went for a walk in the lovely warm February sunshine and there are the first hints of spring in the air. The days are definitely getting longer and this will wake up nature again. I took some photographs as we walked and here they are - snowdrops, catkins and the first buds of spring. It is wonderful to know that the growing cycle has begun for another year.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

February sun

Well the warm weather has got the wheat growing in the fields, the daffodils are in bloom on the drive and the birds are all busy pairing up on the farm.