Whilst Mr Lottie was otherwise occupied reading
I sneeked out under the pretence of taking out the wheelie bin
Got the lawn mower out and gave the lawns a much needed hair cut
I finished clearing up the dead stalks and wind blown bits of branches from the lawn and flower beds
The snow didn't break the spirit of my flowering plants
the Hellebores are glorious this year
New life is poking through the soil with the promise of great things to come
The chooks are confined to Peckingham Palace for a week much to their chagrin, as it's the time of year when they have their Flubenvent medication to prevent them getting intestinal worms and suchlike.
They complained bitterly the first day - but they are getting used to being confined to barracks - it's only for a week. I keep reminding them how lucky they are and that some chooks are stuck inside all the time - and don't have a long run and things to play with!
No allotment news - it's too wet to get onto the ground up there. This time last year the potaoes were all in and we were suffering a drought!
I haven't sowed any seeds - too cold for that too - so will wait patiently for warmer days and better weather.