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The view out my back door

This year’s crop is coming along. Last week, they were tiny babies. Today, they looked positively adolescent, popping around the field. The picture is Uncle B’s and is a few days old.

Everything is weirdly accelerated this year. The mayflowers are out, the wild flowers are moving through their yearly succession at a brisker than usual pace.

We’ve had an unseasonably warm week. We took sammiches to one of our favorite picnic spots yesterday and couldn’t work out why we were so hot. Then we realized — there was no shade, because the leaves aren’t on the trees yet. Very mixed signals.

This probably means May will be shit ‘n’ chips.


Comment from LesterIII
Time: April 16, 2015, 10:36 pm

If May turns out to be that bad, just assuage yourself with some (or all) of that delicious (and apparently BOUNTIFUL) local lamb. Mmmmmmmmmm, lamb.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 16, 2015, 10:38 pm

Ackshly, to emphasise The Weasel’s point, things are moving so fast that those little cottonwool-buds-on-legs are already sneaking quick ciggies behind the hawthorn bushes, jealously eyeing the local yoof on motorcycles and adopting the couldn’t care less, ‘Oh, look. A badger. With a camera’ pose.

Never seen anything grow up so fast.

Well, mould on cheese in the fridge. That’s pretty fast. And weeds. Weeds in the drive, too.

Even so…

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 16, 2015, 11:43 pm

“You see it right there, Flufferkins!”

“See what, Woolly Pie?”

“There, Badon Hill, where Arthur drove the Saxons out of Britain, slaying 900 with his own hand by the power of the Lord!”

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 16, 2015, 11:46 pm

Reminds me of the Bugs Bunny episode with the dog that protects the sheep and the wolf that tries to eat them.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 17, 2015, 2:13 am

Ralph the sheepdog.

Comment from catnip
Time: April 17, 2015, 3:21 am

Awww, the lambs, such cuteness!

Comment from drew458
Time: April 17, 2015, 4:04 am

Lambies, wow. Stotting about, or is that already so yesterday for them?

Totally OT:
Here … banjos and pollarding. How could I not think of you?

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 17, 2015, 4:16 am

Yeah, that’s it…Ralph the Sheepdog…expect little holes to open up in the field and the sheep to start disappearing down them. Then conk on the head and they all start coming back up the holes :+)

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 17, 2015, 5:36 am

The prediction was that the warm weather was going to last for the next three months, which probably heralds blizzards, tornadoes and unbroken cloud until August.

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