It has been a while since I have had a Paddock Diary entry. At the moment we are overwhelmed by foxgloves in the paddock, their purple trumpeteering is positively deafening. Our previous home was called Foxglove Hollow, but the profusion here makes the name far more appropriate for our two acres. The gingers came out for a walk with me this evening and twitched their whiskers at insects and birds alike.
Out of the three pairs of Welcome Swallows that have been making hourly "circuits and bumps" across our property, none have actually started nest building yet. And if this pair is anything to go by, they look like they have had a pre engagement tiff and won't be house hunting together any time soon!