Arnold was waiting in his paddock. He was looking very well, someone had given him a good grooming session - just a little mud marred the perfection.
He was keen to check out my pockets, to track down his treats. When I was a little slow in getting them out he gave me a helpful nudge.
Treats finished, pockets were checked (by Arnold) just in case there was a little something. Disappointed, he remained close, but stared off into the distance. I was dismissed!
A visit to the the fish ponds and the rickety-rackety bridge (it isn't, but we pretend that it is) resulted in a game of poohsticks ...
Just across the bridge I found these pretty purple flowers...
I almost lost Harry in the jungle of Butterbur leaves - he loved it, of course!
Eventually we headed home - Harry to run around and have a good time, while I got on with the gardening.
I am, of course just showing you the prettier sections, like this little side garden, one of my favourite areas.
Things are starting to grow in the vegetable garden - we have to protect the young plants from the hungry jackdaws and crows, hence the wire cages. The plants in the polytunnel and the greenhouse are growing well, but they will form another post.
I'll post about the poly tunnel later in the week. Some raised beds have been built and everything is much more organised.
If the promised good weather happens, a lot more plants can go outside, which will please George. He has more plans for his poly tunnel.