"I think the winter plumage should go", Liz pronounced at the start of the weekend.
So like the sheep sheared for spring, the straggly, thin excuse for facial hair has been removed.
This will avoid a strange tan-free-chin when riding in Spain next week. Sort of.
There are other hints of spring too.
The Corran Ferry was busy on Saturday with visitors heading to holiday homes. Changeover day is back.
Most confusing was the strange yellow disc in the sky. Don't get me wrong; it still rained hard and was blowing strong, a chill wind too coming down from the north west.
But it was sunny. Hopefully that's the start of things to come.