It was a lovely day and we spent the morning at the garden. Hollie, the scarecrow is very happy in her new position. After pottering for a while, we got going with the cobbing. We are building a Hobbit shed from cob, which is a mixture of clay, sourced from the village, sand and straw from the farm.
The first few mixes were very hard work as the clay is drying out, and it required a lot of water.
But one whole layer was completed. Anne was very brave and worked barefoot (the clay is full of rough stones)
Steve and Charlie working on the walls.
This is how it looked at the end of a long morning.
I spent some time planting out the first tray of wallflowers to grow on for the spring. Only another 19 to go.
I tied in lots of cornflowers, picked sweetpeas and harvested over 3lbs of strawberries.
The sky was full of big fluffy clouds and made a good backdrop for the wild flowers.
The very first dahlia is out. The first of many we hope.