We still have some spaces in our cottages during April on Mull, and it can be a wonderful time to be on the island. Daffodils are flowering in cottage gardens, lesser celandine flowering in the fields and on the hill, the skylarks soaring and singing and lambs appearing left right and centre (we hope!).
If you would like to see what April on Mull can be like, have a look at our farming blog – this link is to April 2014.
Please have a look at our availability for April here.
February on Mull can be pretty wonderful too. Changing skies, wild and calm seas, and the beginnings of signs of spring mixed up in a weather bag of snowy days, sunny days and very wet days. I swear the garden birds are beginning to sing in a spring like fashion, and the sparrows seem almost flirtatious. The snowdrops are flourishing out of the wind, and the daffodils, though only a few inches high, are beginning to bud.
Farmer is still feeding the ewe hoggs below the house, so they wait for the sound of the quad every morning in front of Shian’s lovely sunroom.
The hill above our farming neighbour gets more snow than we normally do as it is higher.
The sunset skies over Loch na Keal.
We have a solitary hare coming into the garden several times a day at the moment and he/she is always lovely to see – despite their devastating eating habits. We have a small vegetable patch near the house and the hares systemically ate their way down the three beds, striping any greenery from the kale and from the young shrubs we were trying to grow for the cottage gardens! I tried to take some photographs of the solitary hare last night through the window but he appears as it was almost getting dark. Last spring we had regular visits from a pair of hares and then a group of them, so hopefully that will happen again this year. I got some close ups of the hares in the garden last March which are here.