New range of soups, cattle out grazing in the fields, the sun getting higher in the sky, spring is here, always a joy. The courgettes that I planted in the greenhouse nearly 6 weeks ago are doing very nicely, by this I mean they have 4 full leaves and are close to flowering. I am hopefull that the first courgettes will coincide with the courgette and tomato soup which starts on the first of May.
We have a pair of nesting Kestrels who have taken up occupancy in one of old Oak trees. Not quite sure whats going on but they are making an absolute racket, either laying the eggs or the eggs have just hatched. Looking forward to seeing them hunting and feeding their young. Ground is being prepared for the leeks and onions and soon we will be planting the carrots and Parsnips, for the winter soups.