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Signs of spring
There's nothing quite like a host of golden daffodils to brighten your mood. No matter where you spot them, this spring flower is sure to put a smile on your face.
The daisy chain
Another sure sign of spring is seeing daisies pop up in your garden. You can pick as many daisies as you like. A new set of flowers will appear as if by magic within a day or two and you get a fabulous daisy necklace.
Birds of a feather
Imagine listening to the soundtrack of spring as blue tits, goldfinches and chiffchaffs chirp away. Why not build a bird feeder and encourage even more feathered friends to pay you a visit?
The shake of a lamb's tail
As many of us are at home looking after the kids, some of our farmers are thinking about other new-borns as they get into the swing of another lambing time.
A new-born highland cow has been called ‘Hope’ at Lyme in Cheshire. Born two weeks ago, the calf has been given the moniker by staff who said that ‘even in the most worrying times, nature can lift your spirits.’