Where did May go?

May 29, 2012
Perhaps it's a sign of getting older, but the month of May seems to have flown by.

The lilac flowers in the garden are over, and a rather superb show of flag irises has started.

Oh, and we've printed and embroidered masses of garments too. In fact, it's been our busiest May for some years.

So busy we even missed the Tweet Up at The Courtyard in Hereford.

Late nights working take their toll, so, please do bear with us, as we plan to have a well earned break over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend. And please do give us as much notice as possible if you need your garments for a date in June, as the production diary is filling up fast.

Thank you :)
 

Fresh start

May 15, 2012
Pleased to report the blackbirds' nest is almost complete.

And, despite their best acrobatic efforts, the chickens are still not able to reach the meal worms for the garden birds on the bird table!

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The importance of preparation...

May 4, 2012
I moved my car from the driveway yesterday, it having been abandoned for several days in favour of my husband's pick up truck due to the floods. I was dismayed to discover a bird's nest had fallen from the engine on to the ground. Closer inspection revealed a perfect blackbird's nest, a cosy mixture of moss, mud and dried grass.

Thankfully, no eggs had yet been laid.

And this morning, at breakfast, we were witness to Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird returning to renew their nest building efforts. This ti...

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