Time to “cast your clouts”

There is some doubt surrounding the exact meaning of the phrase “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”  but this year the Hawthorn blossom seems to have arrived just at the time when it seems a good idea to “cast” winter woollies.

Talking of woollies the lambs are growing fast and we have already sheared the tegs. The main flock will be done in a couple of weeks.

You can read more about the origin and meaning of the phrase here.

 

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