Spring is here. How nice it is too. The hedge rows are almost luminous green. The daffodils are in full bloom.
We have Ducky, a wild mallard who was brought to us by a builder as she had been found in a skip. We hand reared her and released her back to the wild. She chooses each spring to return. We can hear when she arrives as she brings a number of husbands with her and they are soooo loud. She will stay and rear a nest full of eggs and be off again by autumn. It is wonderful that she chooses to return to us.
I got out on my lovely horse today. he wasn't too keen to go on his own, well they are herd animals after all, but with some encouragement off we went and it was lovely too. He works very well and is such a pleasure to be on the back of.