According to a quick goggle search the meaning of spring is ‘the season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear’, and on our farm that is entirely correct and is a stunningly beautiful time of the year!
Our farm, One Tree Hill, is named after the old and majestic heather tree at the top of our one hill but there are many other very pretty trees and grasses growing across our farm that come alive at this time of the year. I love this time of year for many reasons. Firstly the grass in the paddocks start to grow! This is my favourite reason why I love spring! Growing grass = happy and healthy alpacas = more fibre = more yarn!
Secondly it is only a few weeks away from shearing time!! Shearing time = more fibre = more yarn!
Ok ok you get it….I love more fibre and more yarn! I’m easy to impress really! Does not take much to make me happy.
Thirdly the trees come alive! The flowers are stunning at this time of year. Just stunning! We have a range of colours from yellow, to white and a full suite of lovely soft pinks! Insects crawling up the branches that are swaying in the breeze, whilst covered in budding flowers, waiting for just the right time to burst into life. They create beautiful viewing pleasures for us and our farm visitors alike.