Suddenly, after months of rain and general grimness, today was warm. I can’t get my head around it even being March yet, as winter seemed relentless.
But today saw many firsts of the year: I left the back door open all day, and took the propagator lids off in the greenhouse. We went for a walk, and left our coats behind, we ate our lunch outside, and then lay on the blanket in the warm sun. The chickens were dustbathing. We spent the whole day outside gardening, tending the animals, and cutting a mountain of wood into logs until it was time to come in for our evening meal. And of course, fair-skinned that I am, I caught just a little too much sun. Mostly though, it was good to see the season ahead finally.
A touch of spring warmth and the day is filled with achievements and plans.