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The ever-changing weather of February

Blossom on tree in February

Greetings from a windy Naish Farm. I am writing this cowering from Storm Doris. As I type I can see our resident Rooks gripping onto their Oak tree home as its branches sway and lurch like a Galleons mast in an Atlantic swell. Bon Chance to our noisy feathered friends. Rooks are early nest builders; I hope all their hard work is not blown away.

It has been changeable month here at Honeybuns HQ. We have seen freezing fogs, ethereal hoar frosts, snowy gusts, horizontal rain and a few merciful days of pastel blue skies. Spring is slowly creeping forward. The bulbs which were planted by volunteers and staff in 2015/16 are now shooting up. Our daffodils are nearly in bloom and I can see the bluebells emerging from the soil. The furry catkins on our Willow plantings are peaking out and I saw the first Blackthorn bloom here this week. A sleepy wasp caused some minor tribulations in the Beeshack as she bumped into staff. It’s not easy waking up after a long doze I suppose.

Man hedgelaying

I must congratulate the Honeybuns miracle worker Graham on his near single handed hedge laying campaign. His heroic effort in all weathers to complete the work has been amazing. The hedging looks beautiful. It really is a work of art. Sinuously flowing around our fields, I salute Honeybuns own Antony Gormley. Along with Graham credit is due to Linda Brown and Graham's chip off the block Jack. Honeybuns is looking at its best for many months. Come and see all their hard work on the 4th March. Our Pop-up Bee Shack shop will be open and you can see the Honeybuns grounds and all the Bee Green work we have been doing over the month. Hope to see you there.

Daffodils in trough

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