I have just been to Ireland on an inspection tour of my place in the country. The new is good.

Most of the trees on the mountain survived the winter:

Trees protruding from grasses on mountain

The fruit trees are also alive:

Flowering Pear Tree

The edges of the digging we did last year have been softened:

Stream banks softened by new growth

The barn is still standing and remained watertight:

Barn as of April 2011