March

As if not to lull us into a false security we woke up to snow on the last day of February.  The beginning of March turned colder before a mild spell made us all feel like winter was over.  March can be fickle with some days feeling spring like and some days reminding you winter was not yet over.  March kept us busy with most weekends full and time permitting more spring cleaning in the cottages.  Spent a day shopping for cottage items in Chesterfield.  Before we knew it it was time to turn the clocks back and with this I found myself taking Smudge for his evening walk in daylight.  Cut the grass for the first time and after a good display of snowdrops we also had a good show from the daffodils.  Lambing commenced next door during the last week of March and with the grass growing Andrew started preparing his fields for the cows to be let out for summer grazing.  As usual as the quarter ended I still had not completed the quarters accounts.

Weather stats for March.  Highest temp 15.7 C on 30th with lowest temp 0.7 C on 21st.  Warmest day and night 30th with 5th being coldest day and 1st being coldest night.  Wettest day was 22nd with .33 inch rain with total for March 2.7 inches (March 2016 2.88 inches)