For the second time this year we have had the first day of Spring. It was actually yesterday (Sunday 20th march) but for some reason I had the 21st stuck in my mind.
This time it’s astronomical Spring rather than an arbitrary calendar date, as it’s the time of the Spring Equinox. From now on the days will be longer than the nights. Next weekend we put the clocks forward and move onto the optimistically named British Summer Time.
Lambing starts in six days, though we had a good look at the sheep by the side of the lane this morning as they are not quite as accurate as the calendar.
My husband had the 21st in his mind too, between the spring equinox and then the summer solstice.
Glad it’s not just me. 😉
Love it: ‘optimistically named’.
In the days before we had “global warming” we were warned of “a new ice age”. As I sit here in the office I’m currently thinking more about the latter than the former.
It’s certainly not ideal Easter weather….
Our local Jacob sheep herd had their lambs a week or two ago.
we normally lamb a bit earlier but they decided on a later date this year. I’m getting fed up waiting…