Over egging it

At last we can take a breather. This part of Wales has got off relatively lightly in the recent storms- when we watch footage of the coast or places like the Somerset Levels we know just how lucky we’ve been. Nevertheless, it’s wonderful to feel the sun warming everything up and daffodils are about to make an appearance.
Meanwhile, ducks and hens are laying like crazy and we are almost overrun with eggs. Our dogs enjoy the odd egg with their dinner- only trouble is, an egg seems to encourage the dogs to be jet propelled, so to speak…
We’ve had a flurry of bookings for The Byre in the last 4 days- eight in actual fact so we’re very pleased. We’ve been lucky during the atrocious weather- only one cancelation. We’ve had some great guests who have visited Hay and one walking no matter what the weather has thrown at them.

The hedges are full of birds just now; we counted 27 different varieties around the bird table last weekend! A cock pheasant and his four females are hoovering up the seed around the base so nothing gets wasted. His shrill call can be heard all over the farm.

I finally finished editing my book- over a hundred hours of work. I decided to enter it into a competition and although I probably don’t stand a chance of winning the first prize of £25,000 (or any prize come to that!) I feel I can say I am now officially a writer. It’s time to start work on the next one…if only the garden would take care of itself…

About fforestcwmbyre

Retired teacher with a love of the outdoors. I enjoy horse riding, walking and cycling, especially in the area of Hay on Wye where I live.I also run a self catering converted barn with my husband Steve. Together we also look after our family of animals, including dogs, horses, cats, sheep, hens and ducks!
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