This year has been exceptional in the number of wild orchids. they have been popping up all over the fields and we even found two outside the kitchen window under the tree. The meadows are looking wonderfully lush.
Wandering down to the barns early the other morning we were delighted by one of our resident barn owls swooping over our heads while bats were dashing around collecting insects for their breakfast. It was a wonderful way to start the day.