Battening the HatchesThursday 2nd March 2000
The Snowdrops, now past their peak, bob their heads like an excited crowd.
Kessie stands at the door of her stable eating hay. the Fantails shelter as best they can, in and on their barrel nestbox.
Time for me to batten down the hatches and work indoors. As part of an effort ot bring some order to my studio I fix a bolt to the hatch to the roof-space. It's a job I've been intending to do for, ooh, about 16 years, the kind of thing you save for a rainy day. I hope that stops it clattering and flying off during storms.
Kessie has had enough of the shelter of the stable and she's off galloping with skittish abandon up the field.