I just happened to mention that my garden could use some decent manuring this year, and within the hour my friend José was there with a nice load.
I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends/neighbours. Nothing is ever too much for them, and they take everything in their stride.
Spring really has arrived. Buds are swelling, leaves are bursting, and even my brand new Apricot tree has flowers. Within a week or so I shall raise the pistol, pull the trigger, and declare the 2016 race well and truly 'under way'.
Meanwhile I have some McSpreading to do.