This week over here in Ireland
we have said goodbye to winter and welcomed the arrival of spring. Spring
arrives a whole month earlier to Ireland
before the UK
and a good month and a half before it hits the US.
This is due to Irish Catholic tradition decreeing that St Brigid brings Spring
each year on February 1st. The boys delighted in telling me all
about this after their special school assembly last week.
was 0.5 degrees on the school run on Tuesday. But the garden is starting to show
signs of new life, which is a sure sign of the new season. We planted a
selection of bulbs back in the autumn and little shoots are popping their heads
out of the gradually warming soil. The rhubarb plant that we planted out last
year has just shown us its first new pink shoots as well. We didn’t harvest any of it
last year, as we were advised to leave it alone for the first year and not eat
the first crop. This will leave us with a much stronger and more fruitful plant
this year. Only time will tell on this, but we sure are looking forward to our
first Rhubarb crumble! Do you have any other good rhubarb recipes just in case
we do get a bumper crop?
the season earlier this week. We were approached by Wayfair.co.uk last year to
write then an article to on Inspiration page of their website. We sent along a
tutorial on how to make a snowman picture using leftover packaging materials.
Click here to have a read.
crafts and have put together our Spring Bucket List, which we will be working
through over the coming months. What else would you add? And we have also had a go at our first spring arts
and crafts activity, Bubble wrap spring lambs.
|Spring Bucket List|
|Bubble wrap Spring Lamb|