April at Coedmor Fach

Spring has arrived with a flourish of colour! All the trees are coming to life and flowers are exploding into bloom. It is always my favourite season, but this year, living at Coedmor Fach I feel so much more connected to nature and the changes happening around us. We’re still in lockdown so we’re making the most of our immediate surroundings.

The weather in April has been wonderful

The weather has continued to be amazing with temperatures even hitting the low 20s. Such a shame that we couldn’t have guests here to enjoy it! The gardens are starting to get more colour too with some beautiful flowers blossoming.

Mountain Cornflower
Bleeding Heart
Azaleas

Our beech tree drive has really come to life! The leaves have turned it into a beautiful green tree tunnel – the perfect welcoming entrance to the cottages. It’s not quite as dramatic as The Dark Hedges but we love it. We counted 51 trees on the left hand side – and we haven’t counted the other side yet…?

It is a photographer’s paradise here with so many photo-opportunities every day. We have gorgeous landscapes and wild flowers in abundance.

Tick Tock
Dramatic Skies
So many shades of green

April has been full of sun and colour and surprisingly warm enough for sundowners and picnics in the meadow after a hard day of decorating the cottages.

A perfect end to an April day watching the Sunset from the meadow.

We can’t wait to see what May has in store ?

Sheep!

The World's Best Lawnmower

Overnight we have gone from owning an average-sized easily maintained garden to having over 4 acres of land to tend to. Leigh always dreamed of having enough grass to justify getting a ride-on lawnmower. He soon realised that a ride-on wouldn’t cut the mustard with four paddocks to manage. 

Leigh mowing the picnic meadow

His trusty petrol mower is great for trimming the path in the picnic meadow, but for our large paddock we had to call in the experts 🐑

Our biggest meadow needs more than a mower!


Thankfully one of our new neighbours has a flock of sheep that she was happy for us to borrow. 

It gives her pasture time to recover while they stuff their faces with our prime juicy grass! Win-win 😁 

Ziggy wasn’t sure what to make of them at first, but he’s getting used to having new wooly friends (I think he’s a bit scared of a couple of the feistier girls actually). They are such characters and often come and stare up at our window as if they want us to come out and play. 

I do love having them here as they are so entertaining and they are doing a sterling job on that grass ☘️ We need to keep them for a few weeks and I’m sure we’ll have them back again later in the year – they are the best lawnmowers in the world!