The sun is shining, there are daffodils everywhere, it's warm, there is frogspawn in the paddock and deer park ponds, the bluebells are nearly out, I mowed the front lawns last week - yep, there's no denying it. Spring is well and truly here.
Our hedgelaying team have finished for the year as the birds are beginning to build nests and the buds are bursting into leaf; last Wednesday we completed two hedges on Uckington and Berwick New House farms with final bits of binding and tidying up. The next week or so will see us planting our final hedge plants and then we move into the new seasons work. The next few weeks will also see us busy preparing for the Easter holidays - if the weather is anything like todays then we will have thousands of visitors sharing the property with us! The wardens are running deer park rides on the 4th, 11th, 14th and 15th April - we will be taking visitors out into the deer park on our tractor-driven trailer and giving talks on the herd and how we look after them. Click on this link to the Attingham Flickr site to see a gorgeous picture that Ben took recently of one of the bucks - Attingham Flickr There will also be some holiday trails for the children (including the ever-popular Cadbury Easter Egg trail!) and Trusty Tuesday Club on the 3rd April - in fact, here is a link to all the events coming up over the next few months - Upcoming events!
|Crocuses on the bank near the tearoom|