Two more very different months weather-wise, lots of rain and cool. We have had a few guests, but it is very quiet. I guess the current financial situation is having an effect. After a couple of years coping with just a hose-pipe, we have had a garden irrigation system fitted. So far it seems to be working well, and it saves up to an hour each evening.
We have also invested in solar heating for the swimming pool. Last year the maximum water temperature was 26c for a couple of days, we are now getting 29c on most days. It makes the water much easier to get into, and encourages longer periods of swimming. Lynn has had a minor success with hatching chicks, we currently have 3, but it has taken a few months to achieve, with a number of batches which produced nothing at all.