Monthly Archives: January 2013

Test pits and the regional archaeologist hard at work


Today was the first day for digging holes in the parkland ready to implement the new tree planting plan. The white posts were the ones plotted by Bramwell last week with the GPS thingy. What a  difference one night of warm weather and … Continue reading

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Vincent Talleu’s sourdough bread recipe


Well, Vincent’s recipe is very good but it appears my breadmaking is not! I have been using John Letts’ Rivet wheat to make enough sourdough loaves for the hedge laying competition this weekend at Wimpole. The men and two ladies … Continue reading

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Bread making


This weekend was the AGM of the Scything Association of Great Britain and Ireland, SABI for short. It was held in Oxford at John Letts’ house as he is an ardent advocate for growing heritage wheats and keeping associated old … Continue reading

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Just general goings one before the thaw


The ground was just, only just, hard enough to take the weight of the tractor and plough. So within two days Albert had ploughed up three fields which will weather and aid making a seed bed for the next crop. … Continue reading

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The big gun brought in to help


Some timber we can’t move ourselves or it has to be taken 50 yards to a point where the tractor and timber trailer can get to it. John is a Dutch Draught horse aka Trekpaard in Dutch. We use the … Continue reading

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Finishing off in Cobbs wood


Ash stumps are left high to prevent rabbits and hares eating the nice young shoots, this also does deter the muntjac but not the fallow deer. We then throw all the brash around the stumps where we can. Debbie is … Continue reading

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This morning when the cameras were collected, there was this one video of the Raven. It isn’t feeding on the carcass and its quite possible its suspicious of the cameras. However no Fox or Buzzard this time. On a later … Continue reading

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Common Buzzard feeding on the remains of a ‘cold storage’ Fallow Deer carcass


The video was taken using a remote infra red camera, I did hope to get Ravens and Fox as well. Fox seem to be very wary when infra red is around, they can probably see the red light – no … Continue reading

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A Good Day Out


I went out this morning to photograph the short eared owls, they were around but were reluctant to fly much. When I arrived at the Eversden Water Towers there were two perched within 10 metres of me on the Mares … Continue reading

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A thousand trees for the parkland


Today it was slightly warmer if you can believe that?  Bramwell Govier from Regional Office had come to Wimpole with his GPS system to mark out the position for the first wave of young trees to be planted on the … Continue reading

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