Some people are still busy building and feathering their nests, while some have chicks already and spend their days tirelessly to-ing and fro-ing in the ever more necessary tag-game of feeding them.
We have found a Wagtail nest near here. I haven't photographed it because having found it by accident I don't want to disturb it. There are five beautiful little white eggs in it. It's hard not to count the Wagtails before they hatch, but my fingers are crossed. This is her collecting Daisy dog-hair for some last minute additions to her nest.
I've been busy collecting myself - harvesting the huge array of wild yummyness that grows hereabouts into feral feasts and trying not to repeat myself too often. Nettle and Wild Garlic soup is really incredible the first time you have it and still pretty wonderful the second, but the palates of all those who come to the table need to be taken into consideration and "oh no, not green soup again" isn't most convivial way to start a meal.
|Nettles! Urtica dioica. Delicious and incredibly nutritious. There are so many good things to say about this wonderful plant that I'm not going to repeat them here, I'll just leave you this link and this one.|
|Oxalis or Wood Sorrel - Delicious in salads,|
|Pennywort, Navelwort or Kidneywort - guess what that's good for.. and Yarrow, Achillea Millefolium, this is another one that there's so much to say about I will simply leave you the link here.|