Winter and Spring

The winter has been a long one. We really enjoyed the snow and the clear sky's. Now the garden spring clean has started. We have been cutting back a lot of shrubs and getting rid of dead leaves. We have also been putting plenty of muck on the veg gardens, I'm just about to start my tomato and pepper seeds off inside. The onions and garlic have been in a while, although I'm not sure if they have suffered.
The poultry have done really well and have continued to lay lots of eggs being kept warm by the straw in their houses. The worst thing that happened this winter is, the water supply to the cottage froze under the flags, what a job we had to put an above ground supply and stop it freezing by surrouding it with straw. I will try to put some pictures on to show what the place looked like