New Life

It is the start of a new life, no not for me, (unless the boss is not telling me something I should know).

A cold spring has sprung and new life seems to start everywhere around the place, If you have never stayed here at this time of year, come,( with warm clothes)- and do it.

The geese have already hatched their first youngster and the ducks are laying eggs in abundance,trees and flowers are again showing signs of life and the snowdrops along the entrance road were amazing this year. We are waking to dawn chorus in the morning along with squawking guinea fowl who have taken up residence on the river bank at the back of the house. Pheasant hens are being closely guarded by their male partners, partridge have paired too.

For me now its all about planning pheasant orders, shoot dates and everything that goes with that, in the main that will no doubt be rising prices from suppliers.

The fishing has being very quiet so far due in the main to lack of water but also a very poor run of salmon this spring.
I hope now for a good run of fish in the back end of the season for the guys who fish here.

That's me away now paintbrush in hand.