20.02 The seedlings were watered this evening for the first time since sowing nineteen days ago. In that time there has been a lot of wind and rain and not much sun… One tray fell from the bench during the worst storm!
15.02 Allowed the sheep some yard to stand on should they need it. Hard standing will be good for their feet. I also moved their hay feeder into the grassy area by the propagation polytunnel. It's better that they stand on drier ground as much as possible. The geese share whatever the sheep have nowadays - the grass feeders run together. A few lower branches of the apple trees had been nibbled so there was no option. Soon when the weeds start to appear among the raspberries and garlic I'll put them to work within a poultry net.
It's been a nice day. It didn't rain and this afternoon it was still and quiet. There was even some Spring-like sunshine - hope that there will be happy warm and drier days ahead. These past few months have been a trial. Setting up in so much wind and rain is stressful. Everything is more difficult.
12.02 The rain and wind has been stressful these past few months with more to come. We can't stop the weather from doing whatever its going to do. Just now as the wind was blowing with alarming force I saw out the window roof tin on a barn lifting up. A few more like that and I'll be clearing up a mess. These are testing times for everyone. We don't know what the future is bringing but on stormy days like this it looks bleak! We hope this season of storms passes and there is warmth and sunshine ahead.