Isn't it always the same at this time of the year? There is so much for the farmer to do on the land. There is muck to be spread, fields to be harrowed (half done) and rolled, fertiliser to be spread. wind-blown branches and wood to collect (half done), gates and fences checked and repaired where necessary - and all before the cattle go out into the fields for the Summer.
We have had two sunny, pleasant, obviously Spring days. Now today it is almost Winter again, with a very strong wind blowing and frequent showers. How rarely is the ground just right for the tractor - it is either muddy or it is too dry. Days of dry ground means that the farmer has had a very bad neck and shoulders, probably caused by jolting up and down on the tractor while spreading slurry.
Now only a few days from the end of March (it always seems such a long month doesn't it?) which came in 'like a lamb' it seems likely that it will go out 'like a lion'.
Tonight (or rather in the early hours of tomorrow) we shall put the clocks forward one hour and evenings will become lighter. Somehow mornings being darker is hardly noticeable.
Yesterday, over in Kirby Lonsdale, which is of course much further West than here in the Dales, all the daffodils were out and the lilac was heavily in bud. Here little is really moving apart from the young nettles which are springing up everywhere. I am just having a day inside. I have cooked a lunch (bacon and egg with chips, sweet corn and peas, followed by delicious fresh oranges - so good at this time of the year), shall now light the wood burner and have a peaceful afternoon doing the crossword.
Enjoy your weekend wherever you are.