Spring is such an amazing time of the year and one of my favourite times. Plants that have looked dead all Winter are starting to come alive again, there is blossom on the fruit trees, beautiful colours of the Spring flowers and new life being born.
It's like everything is awakening after a deep sleep and it is so beautiful. I guess the Prince found his sleeping beauty and awoke her :)
You can't miss the spring flowers, they are everywhere and the beautiful weather we are having this week makes everything look so much brighter and much more cheerful. We could not have asked for better weather for the Easter holidays. I hope it lasts.
The lovely tulips in front of the house.
The back of the house near the river looks beautiful with all the different coloured tulips.
Lots of different wildlife around if you look.
The garden near the stables also looks beautiful. I love the red tulips.
The next two photos are of the same tulip a few days apart.
The tulips in front of the little Summer house.
My Mother enjoying the view.
Watching them yesterday reminded me of a person on stilts in the way they walk. When they are first born, they are all legs. If you have seen a newborn lamb, you will know what I mean. I love watching them try to sit back down again, it is so awkwardly done but so cute at the same time.
How cute are these new born lambs?
A mothers love.
I think the lamb on the right in the picture below was more interested in what I was doing. This one was a little mischievous. It was playing hide and seek with it's mother too. I caught that on video :)
Look at the little lamb on the right, still learning how to use his legs.
Nature can be so beautiful.
The next two photos I think are so sweet. I call them 'Lamb hugs'
I know they say support a babies head but support it on you new born sibling :)
They are all just so cute.
With lambing and other events going on, it is often a juggling act but they just get on with it, no complaints nothing and even when they are shattered, they can still manage to smile and keep their great sense of humour.
Here is a photo Lisa took inside the lambing area of Adam the ranger. I love it and think it's so funny. This is life and people should laugh more.
People don't see all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I myself only see a very small amount but I have to say I admire their dedication to their work. They really do an amazing job. Hats off to them as they say.
I spotted the Bees getting checked yesterday. So much going on this week and I have only seen a small amount of it.
Cutting the new growing grass
This week at Charlecote has been a busy week and it's only Wednesday today. Lambing started at the weekend, then there was The Big Tree Climb on Monday which everyone loved and then yesterday saw the new arrival of these beautiful 2 month old spotted pigs. They are Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs. I was allowed in the pen with them and just sat on the ground watching them explored their new home. It was lovely to watch.
A short video I made of the three little pigs settling into their new home.
My companion this week. One of the Charlecote cats.
There is one last new addition to Charlecote that I have to mention, wondering around the lake I spotted these beautiful Mallard chicks.
Photos Copyright Jana Eastwood