31 Mar The mad March wind is ablowing…
We all started at 7.30am this morning. It’s light so early that it seems silly not to, now that we are hitting the growing season. We’ve had a few meetings in recent days to sort out progress for the next couple of months and I actually think they’ve been really productive. Adrian brought in a fantastic game entitled something along the lines of ‘boardroom bingo.’ When you hit five phrases within the meeting you can shout ‘bingo.’ Unfortunately real work stopped play.
Sooner or later I’m going to need mouse counselling. They’ve eaten all the peas again. Picture the scene, one tiny hole now surrounded by three mouse traps – so sensitive that one was triggered by a bee. The mouse somehow manages to eat the bait, and not set off the trap. We’ve obviously killed all the dim ones and are now left with a single BE super mouse.
We are really excited at the prospect of lots of new benching. These extra benches will encourage air circulation around the seedling roots and prevent our mice friends from such an easy picnic. We’ve got two local carpenters winging their way to us to make us some specific microherb customised staging. Hope they are up to the challenge.
Ah well, we’ve got a big digger on its way to make the Devon bank/hedge and a painter in the pipeline. Such was the force of the wind that one of the tallest pines lost a limb, but luckily it fell in the woodland well away from us. The cloches I put up to protect seedlings have taken a real bashing, but their contents were fine as I left this evening.
All day I was chuckling to myself. We lost internet connection this morning- it comes and goes according to the wind speed/temperature/time of day (you get the idea) which is SO FRUSTRATING. I walked into the portakabin and there was Charlie holding a broom in the air with the dongle threaded through the bristles. This is no ordinary broom, its a BE broom and as such doubles as a handy internet booster chatting to the village aerial through the woods if it feels like it. Why is it that connection always goes at the precise moment you press ‘send’ on an email? or have filled in pages of account details to pay for something? Sometimes life sucks, but we’re still smiling…or maybe its just the madness setting in.
We heard the chiff chaff today for the first time this year, a good sign of Spring.