We have just had a couple of challenges this week – a flooded boiler room and a dilapidated garden door. The door has been removed and replaced by boarding whilst a new door is made by one of our local craftsman to look as much like the original as possible.
On the progress front we have rehung two big garage doors and cut back a few tree branches. The dustbin lorry can now get down to empty the bins! We also have our new flagstones in place in the kitchen and at least that is one leak that we have got sorted.
The wildlife here is full of surprises. This week we have been visited by muntjac deer, fox and sadly, for one baby rabbit, a buzzard! The Hall Steward found a tiny baby owl which we were quite worried about last week. S/he is however doing well.
This week we have been party to a lot of bee activity again and we are puzzled what they are up to …
The warmer temperatures and the rain have been welcome and helped the grass grow. The cattle are pleased about this and are looking a little rounder. They still seem to like a lick of a car as well as munching on the grass though too??
We have cut back the daffodils and are now enjoying watching the roses start to come in to flower. Cherry, plum, apple and pear trees are doing well and we are hoping for a good crop. Their fruits are starting to develop.
It was interesting to visit the Pin Gin man in Louth – we are wondering whether he might be a good new business for the estate.