It was a beautiful spring morning after a cold night, around freezing temperature at dawn but up to about 20 C by midday, perfect for our trip to Mas Rolland to fetch a trailer-load of goat manure.
The vineyards and the garrigue-covered hillsides looked beautiful in the sunlight and when we got to the garden there were lizards sunning themselves on the wall by the path. Several of them scuttled under stones as I approached, but I managed to catch this one in time.
There’s nothing quite like goat manure for the garden. We’ll be using this to improve the soil in the beds where we’ll be growing peppers and tomatoes this summer.
The apricot tree is still blossoming and the flowers were attracting a lot of bees – a good sign for this year’s fruit.
Daffodils, aubretia and jasmine are flowering, and there are a lot more jasmine buds still about to open.
Home to a good lunch….
from the Spanish border by our neighbour, chorizo and jambon cru from Lacaune.