It's started anyway. One biggish blow took off the plastic from the polytunnels and the guttering from the coow shed as well. Which is a pity since Hyacinth has taken up residence there again as there are suspicions there may be a sprog coming. Hyacinth seems very content - except when I show up. The mud is building well.
On the down side, I have to report that Rambo, the ancient Ram of this parish who had been hobbling around crofts for nigh-on 15 years passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. He will be missed - not least by Fluff who has been his constant companion of late. No flowers please.
Mr Crofter Sir, before the blow,