We've been going through a period of warm days and rainy nights; perfect growing weather. The grass is tall, the lawns need mowing almost daily, and trying to keep up with all the sudden lushness is a full-time job. It's all very invigorating.
Even the fly-free horses are happy as they continue to eat their hay from the tender middle of the bale. It really has to be their favourite time of year too.
Everything is greening-up so fast. The sunflower crop has been sown, the maize is about to go in, and at Haddock's (below) I've already planted my tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, courgettes, and a few calabrese.
It's all going according to plan, and as long as we can reach the 'Saints de Glace' (May 11th 12th and 13th) without frost, we can look forward to a fruit/veg bounty on an unprecedented scale (fingers crossed).