The last couple of days have been glorious. Frosty at night but then sunny and warm all day, and it looks set fair for the next few days.
So far we have prepared the raised beds for the early and main crop potatoes and peas, weeded the raspberry, blueberry and rhubarb beds and other bits and bobs around the garden. I also placed a small cloche over one of our rhubarb plants and that is now showing through with new growth.
In another couple of days we will be able to mow the grass for the first time.
Lets hope this weather continues, however last year we had snow in March and late April so best to make on while we can!
In the forest that surrounds us its very unusual to find any abandoned rubbish or litter, so it’s fairly unique to find these bottles that have been here for over two years that we know of. They have now become part of the forest especially the one “growing” out of the tree.
This house is one of three in a tiny hamlet just up the hill from us. One is inhabited all year round, one is derelict, and this one is a maison secondaire. It gets used three or four times a year, during the school holidays.
via weekly photo challenge: abandoned.
In the meteorological world, March 1st is the first day of spring and the garden is beginning to pull itself out of winter, with primroses appearing on a sunny bank and daffodils showing through the earth.
We found an old stone lion in the garden of our – then – cottage in Yorkshire a few years ago. Since then it’s travelled with us to new homes and eventually to our home in France. These are three different aspects of our lion.
I heard mention of this and thought it sounded interesting. This post over at Simply So Good gave me some background information and a recipe to follow. I followed the instructions and the result turned out really well.
So I ended up with a very authentic looking and tasting ‘pain rustique’.
I will definitely be making this again as it was so easy.