One Macchiato please…. Cappacino our cow had a baby – and a very protective mom she is too. As it is a girl (and will eventually – looking ahead – come with milk, we decided on calling her Macchiato instead of Espresso…! Our lambs are not fairing as well, Mom gave up, we lost one of the twins and Angelique has taken Dora (yes, really – sort of from A-Dora-ble) home to bottle feed her (Celvin doesn’t yet know about the night feeds….)
Dusty will be leaving us soon to become a city boy, moving to Kyalami, where he will be able to be the ‘only child’ he’s always wanted to be. We will miss him, but our other horses won’t, as he is not a team player! Charlotte made an appearance this afternoon, – I was wondering why the water bowl had been emptied the last few days – and promptly scoffed two large courgettes and a bag of lettuce. I will miss hibernation… they are quite demanding once up and about, and Perry will quite happily come inside to eat cat food if we don’t feed him timeously!
Although the Japonicas are flowering (and abuzz with bees) the roses are still dormant. Not even tiny shoots yet and one wonders if we have pruned too early. This week sees the closure of the bowling green to start the spring preparations of cutting and scarifying, hollow tinning, topdressing and then watering… lots! Hopefully we will have some spring rains to aid this along, although not looking hopeful.
We are also slowing trying to replant our orchard, and have made great progress with the laying of an irrigation dropper system – now for some more trees. There are times when I think how wonderful and easy a tiny little yard would be to look after…. Then Molly and Sprocket are spotted roaring through the gardens, children cycling all round (sometimes at breakneck speeds… down the stairs..!) and it is all worthwhile.
If you have not yet booked for September and October, get onto it! When spring comes, Wyndford and the Eastern Free State are so pretty – and it includes things like Honey Glazed Lamb Chops, Lemon Posset, Chargrilled and Roasted Pork Loin with Rosemary and Red wine sauce, Banana and White Chocolate Spring rolls with Vanilla Ice cream…. You get the picture!
Enjoying all of this for a two night stay for two out of season will be Heather Scott who is our monthly draw winner. Whoop whoop, come and enjoy!
Late news flash.… there is a possibility of snow from Thursday…!
Well, that’s all for now, we wish you warm and happy days and hope to see you soon.
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Oh dear … this is what happens when you forget to turn the sprinkler off overnight… at least it was a magnificent photo op for guests…!