In many ways this is how I like Haddock's the best. All newly rotovated, clear of weeds, and just waiting for the fun to commence.
The hens, at the top end, could do with a new run. All their grass has gone, and I'm having to suppliment their Maize diet with salad leaves etc. When I plant our new orchard, I'll fence it, then they will have about half an acre.
So far I have sown Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Carrots, Red Onions, Swiss Chard, Kale, Cavolo Nero, a few Salads, and some Parsley. I may go to market this morning and see what's on offer. I could use a few Red Cabbage and Sprout plants.
In the chicken run, the Apple, Plum, and Fig trees are all beginning to sprout leaves and/or flowers. At the bottom end, the few vines are looking good. And in between, the yellow Cherry, and small red Plum are both in full flower. It may be April 1st, but at Haddock's there's no fooling.
It's hot here, and the ground is dry; the water situation is already becoming serious. There are storms forecast for tomorrow; but we'll see.