"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."
Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Today is the 1st April. Spring is everywhere visible. Lots of trees are shooting and grassˋs getting greener and so do the hedges. The other days we saw lots of maybugs and that isnˋt a very good sign. They come out ever four years and eat all the green stuff they can get. Itˋs a horrible plague. My neighbour has got a big cherry tree in the garden and at twilight the bugs come in swarms and eat all the leaves and flowers off. That procedure last a few days and the tree is left naked by then. Have you got a similar problem in your country? Is there any solution around?
Our orchard is so wonderful in progress, but it isnˋt taken for granted if we can do any harvesting of apples this year.
I could understand if you ask yourself why I talk about maybugs at the beginning of April. Well, weˋre having pretty hot days and that brings the bugs out earlier. A maybug is a resistend one and it has got a strong hard shell.