A journal of our lives here at River Cottage on the west coast of ireland - growing vegetables, keeping animals, and other activities that smallholders get up to!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The 1st Swallow of Summer!
Here at River Cottage it's a beautiful sunny day and we have just seen our first swallow. That is the earliest we have known them back from South Africa in the fourteen years we have lived here.
Eileen thought she saw one two days ago but wasn't certain. And yesterday was rain all day. But today they are out racing about a blue sky and along the trees by the river. Welcome back swallows - harbingers of summer!