The cows are back !!.. in the field opposite our house.The photo makes them look a distance away but in fact they are so close that in the evenings you can hear them munching the grass.
We know it's soon Easter when the cows are in the field, the same as we know it's nearly Christmas when they are replaced by soon to lamb sheep.
The neighbouring farmer houses his dairy herd over winter but always aims to get them out by Easter. It is lovely to watch them skip and frolic about on their first time out....sheer joy for life.
A week before Christmas he moves his flock of sheep into the field and the first lambs are nearly always born a day or two before Christmas day.We always feel as if though that is the real start of our Christmas. ( That and the Coke ad on the TV, although that is getting earlier each year! ! )
Another certainty that it's soon to be a long bank holiday weekend, rain is forecast and we had planned to do so much !