This morning the farmer finished planting up all he wishes to do in the garden until the end of the month when the danger of frosts should be passed and he can put in things like green and runner beans.
He sowed a row of Spring Onion seeds and then went into the greenhouse to get the watering can, so that he could water the seeds in. I should point out that we don't use our greenhouse and some of the panes of glass are missing.
The can was lying on its side and as he picked it up a little bird flew out. It was a robin and there was a robin's nest inside the can. The action of picking the can up had tipped the two eggs out of the nest, so the farmer carefully put them back and laid the can back down on its side. Now we can only hope that Mrs. Robin will return and that she will forgive us for disturbing her.
Our friends arrived for lunch. The watercress soup, garnished with a swirl of single cream, followed by a plate of cold meats (roast ham, salami, belly pork), new potatoes with parsley and butter, lettuce, parmesan and crouton salad, tomato, olive and feta cheese salad, Brussels pate, cheddar cheese and a freshly baked Ciabatta, and finally a rhubarb and orange crumble with half fat creme fraiche - all went down well.
We walked round the fields, to see the orchid and to come across the first two buttercups (hopefully a photograph tomorrow) and then sat and chatted for the rest of the afternoon.
Time to go now and join the farmer who is watching the final of the snooker - very exciting. See you tomorrow.