Well so far no news on the trees to be pruned by Hi Line. Probably much more important jobs - or maybe they have decided that no work necessary after all.
Bad news - there is an outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) amongst wild birds and some big flocks of domestic poultry in the UK so we have had to keep our "free range" hens under cover and make sure that they have no contact with wild birds and that wild birds cannot access their feed or drinking water.
They are used to being completely free in their field in the daytime and only being shut in at night. They seem to be quite happy at the moment and even when I go through the gate into their pen they don't really make much effort to escape.
Keeping the hen house and pen clean is more difficult than usual because there are 33 chickens to work round. So far no real problems but also no idea how long the nationwide restrictions will be in force.
Everything else seems OK - apart,of course the restrictions due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are very lucky that our lives have not changed very much as we spend most of the time on the farm and all the usual chores still need doing. We miss going out for the occasional meal or trip to the seaside but it is a small price to pay compared with the problems some people are suffering. One of us does the weekly shop and we have a local village shop and a small farm shop close by. Because of our age we are advised to minimise contact with other people so cannot be much help to others.