Well it’s that time of year again and we are starting to see colour back into our Green Fingers site, as well as little lambs on the farm. The Snowdrops were first to appear, and then the buds on the Forsythia appeared, Grape Hyacinths, Daffodils, Crocuses and Forget-Me-Knots litter our garden. We also have our annual frogs and toads gathering at our pond! We are just waiting for the frogspawn to appear. We also have our first lot of Rhubarb for the year nearly ready to harvest! Rhubarb crumble, rhubarb and custard, rhubarb and ginger cakes…rhubarb dipped in sugar…rhubarb…rhubarb and more rhubarb!
Our young people have been busy attending their raised flower beds and planting carrot seeds. They have also been turning over the soil and learning how to prepare soil the old fashioned way – by hand! We also have a little help from our fellow worms. We placed a heaped amount of leaves on one of our vegetable plots and watched as the worms eventually dragged the leaves into the soil, helping to make our soil richer. Thanks worms!
There are a vast amount of birds singing their songs and calling to a mate and it can be quite noisy at times! The young people find it is very interesting watching the birds and listening to them talk to each other. We are looking out for the first signs of nest building and we have turned on our camera nest box ready and waiting with anticipation.