As April is nearly over thought I should get a move on and post something before the month ends. It has been fairly dry but cold hovering around the 10 degree centrigrade mark. Some good things happened and some not so good. The not so good is the fact that the house builders have moved into the field surrounding our house and begun great earth-moving and earth-shattering operations. Everything is covered in a layer of fine yellow sand. As it’s now May I am cutting my losses and posting April quickly. This used to be a field growing barley, winter wheat, potatoes or peas.