Farming has been pretty fabulous today. Fabulous but not glamorous. I "harvested" a barrow of compost and then moved the other two bays worth across. Now bay number one is ready for a fresh batch. The winter compost is slower in the making but now with warmer weather, compost production should pick up. There is never too much compost.
These lavenders were really enticing today. I love lavender, always have. I haven't found a variety that I don't like. I planted out 13 new lavender plants along the driveway this morning along with some nasturtium seeds in the orchard.
This bee was not one of the escapees from yesterday. They are currently secured and awaiting their new hive to arrive a little later. The new hive will be situated a little closer to the house than the other two hives and near the vegetable garden. That should keep the bees happy as there is always something to forage in the garden.
Although it is by no means a harvest festival, tonight we will be eating the last of the turnips which I harvested today and a ragu with nettle pasta made with the nettles which I am harvesting from the pesky nettles that pop up all over. So it will a harvest festival of everyday proportions.