In between guests we have been having visits from friends and neighbours wanting to see our new shepherd hut. Lots of lovely and positive comments and people wanting to move in! The little Hobbit woodburner and the hot tub continue to be a hot topic..... One commented that its the most beautiful shepherd hut they've seen. Yes, we are really proud of 'Old Rose' and our recent guests tell us they will be coming back which is a good idea as the landscape is ever changing through the seasons. Bookings are continuing to come in with some wonderful comments on google and Facebook.
Lots of signs that Spring is on the way but the noisiest one at Frys Moor House at the moment is that of the Mistle Thrush. This is the largest of our thrushes and an all year round native to Europe. It has a pale grey upper body with greyish/white chin and throat with pale yellow and off-white underneath and black spots. The song we have been hearing is very loud and continues through all the wet and windy weather we have had recently - hence its old name of Stormcock. Its a beautiful fluty song nether- the- less and at this time of the year they are obviously guarding their territory and in competition to find a mate. They will continue to sing their hearts out as part of their bonding process.
Daffodils and celandine in full bloom though some have fallen victim to the recent heavy rain and the trees and hedgerows continue budding. It would be lovely to have some more of that warm sunny weather we saw in February. Here's hoping......