First of all a pan of Elderflower Cordial is waiting in the larder to be bottled up tomorrow.
Secondly......the sheep have been freed of their winter coats!
We finally had a few hours of dry weather yesterday afternoon so we drove all 250 sheep and their lambs into the barn. They have to be dry, and have empty bellies when they are shorn (they drop dead during shearing if they are full).
The caravanners had hardly any sleep because of all the bleating, but they didn't seem to mind.
Then Tom and the Kiwi shearing with him arrived this morning at 7.00 and set up all their equipment - which includes a radio blaring out rock music.
Then they set to work
As each sheep was shorn Jonathan and Coco rolled up the fleeces
It's such hard, hot work
But worth it when you see the sheep all looking cool and happy in the field
So that was that - by midday Tom and Kiwi were on their way to the next farm, and 250 sheep and a farmer were feeling pretty good about life!
The third sign of Summer was what I saw in the grass when I took the dogs out
a lonesome little glow worm! Hopefully there will be a gang of them soon.