Well the weather is not very Aprilish - sunshine one minute and a heavy downpour the next. The farmer is very frustrated; his neck is better (almost) and he is raring to get on with so many jobs on the farm, but the heavy showers have meant that the land is just too wet to get on to. So lesser jobs have taken over and one of these is to sweep out the barn where we keep the chicken and wild bird feed. We also keep the cat food in a cupboard there and I am afraid to say that Mr and Mrs Rat had taken up residence. Well they would wouldn't they - so near to a permanent source of food.
Well one of them is no more - caught in a trap and quickly despatched. One down, one to go.
Today should have been our exercise for the over sixties class but it is half term, so two friends from the class came round for a cup of tea and a biscuit. We had a lovely chatty afternoon and I am afraid to say spent it also eating choccy bikkies and a Ferraro Rocher egg which friend M brought. I think it is best to draw a veil over the effect on our health compared with an hour's strenuous exercise to music.
The weather is set to improve slightly for Easter weekend and two friends are joining us on Easter Sunday for lunch and then spending the night here, so I am planning a rare breed beef pot roast for Sunday lunch. If it turns out well I will post a photograph.