Monthly Archives: December 2012

Where did all this rain come from?


So wet at Wimpole that the ground feels like a big sponge, just as it stops it starts again. Well it seems official now, its been the wettest year on record which has made the farming year very delayed and … Continue reading

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Spot the birdie


Two Redwings feasting on hedgerow berries

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The Forester’s party


  With all this rain and more to follow the usual foresters party usually held in the woods where they are currently working was instead held in the Victorian blacksmith forge, very warm and the charcoal quickly cooked the rabbit … Continue reading

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Planting the wildlife hedge for the Myfarm vote


The first day planting the wildlife hedge with Debbie, Paul and Peter working hard to get the plants well heeled in and protected. There are 4 plants to the meter with spiral guards and canes to protect them from the … Continue reading

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The last day of work before Christmas


Today the Estate team went ferreting after rats and rabbits. After all this incessant rain the rural rats have decided to move to drier quarters 😦 much to everyone’s alarm. However with a number of ferrets and a polecat they … Continue reading

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Yellow Hammer


Flocks of yellow hammers on the Mare Way above Cobbs Wood Farm. Photo taken on 21st December 2012

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Hedge laying competition 2013


Wimpole’s hedge laying competition will be held on the 2nd of February 2013, the cant draw will be at 08.30 for 09.00 start. Wimpole Home farm, Arrington, Herts, SG8 0BW Stakes and bindings provided as is lunch and cutting money http://www.hedgelaying.org.uk/match.htm

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