March madness to spring equinox

March madness sees the front field clothed in snow with white topped hills across Mounts BayMarch madness has gripped the weather again this week and it temporally lost the plot for a while but has just got a grip on reality in time for the Spring equinox.

The bright spring days of last week have been replaced by earnest sessions of filling the bird feeders and bringing all of the horses on the farm in to the shelter of the stables as the temperatures plummeted again with the return of “The Beast from the East”

My only consolation was that our Bed and Breakfast guests from Australia and America loved it as they lived in normally overheated climes.

 

March madness – The mini beast returns!

 

March madness buries the spring primroses under snowIt sound like the title for a “B” movie doesn’t it? “The mini beast” and we waited until the afternoon on Sunday until the slowly moving weather front arrived in our part of Cornwall and clothe the countryside once more in a pillow of white. With the memory of February’s snowfall that that turned springs golden days to snow and ice we were at least in training this time for Life with the Beast from the East!

 

Two bay mares in a snowy field - minibeast from the eastThis time I thought I would take a few snaps of the farm work that goes on behind the B&B’s as we tucked our horses up for the night in various cosy stables – so much more glamorous that the hours of toil pushing a wheelbarrow for the inevitable mucking out.

Spring days of Daffodils ready for the Equinox and Easter

 

After the snow and the Daffodils spring back We had reclaimed the spring days here so well, after the last appearance of the Beast, with the indomitable Daffodils springing back up around the spring garden walk again, restoring what should be a bright and cheerful Easter display.

 

This March has really been a topsy turvy month of weather madness though, topped of by hysterical newspaper predictions of a white Easter – although consolingly today, the newspapers are also predicting the hottest summer for one hundred years.

spring equinox brings blue sea nd skies back to cornwall - garden view from Ednovean Farm

 

Now is it fake new or March madness?  Maybe I had better start conserving water ready for the hosepipe ban! Meanwhile here’s some some  snaps from our garden to welcome the Spring Equinox.

 

Have a great week and wishing you all a very happy Spring Equinox!!

 

About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall concentrating on those off the beaten track places atha only the locals find

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