Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sometimes the beginning of the week is better then the end of the week


This week was meant to have been one where we extracted the felled timber in Four Acre and planted up but, as always, other, more urgent jobs came to the fore. First we had more tree guards arrive, so these … Continue reading

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Reed Buntings


On a walk today (23rd February) I saw a good sized flock of Reed Buntings. It was one of those days when I forgot my camera so no photo, but here’s one I prepared earlier ( taken at the Bason … Continue reading

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CORN BUNTING


There has been a decline of 50% of farmland birds. One quite seriously affected bird is the Corn bunting. This photograph was taken on the Mare’s Way on the north of Wimpole Estate. On the walk I saw several single … Continue reading

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The Wimpole Lathers


On Sunday last they came to Cobbs Wood Farm to have their monthly fix of pole lathe turning. Wood was sourced from Cobbs Wood, and instead of having the lathes in the barn (I planned for a wet day you … Continue reading

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Mr Anderson mis-behaving


Justin was put behind bars for talking too much and not bailing out the holes. We did wonder if Wimpole was just about to sink with all that water about. There seemed to be no end to the amount coming … Continue reading

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Jobs galore


So much work it’s sometimes hard to know which way to turn. First was the bridge in Victoria Avenue just before you go into Cobbs wood. This bridge was surveyed some years back and could only carry 2.5 tons. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Cambridge Road Farm tree planting


Monday was wet, nothing unusual there! We were working on the Cambridge Road Farm, planting young trees. As you can see, the ground was fairly saturated, so the most suitable trees for this area were the black poplar which, in … Continue reading

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Justin Andersons hedge laying photo video


A little video of Justins photos taken at the 2013 hedgelaying competition.

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Tree planting in the parkland


On Tuesday we received the transplant trees from Crowders, a nursery I have been buying trees from for a long time.  Most of the plants were bought as ‘feathered whips’, so were about three years old. One hundred and fifty … Continue reading

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Fabrication of the metal tree guards


The local engineering firm AKE ( Andy Klose Engineering)  has been making the metal tree guards we require for the new parkland tree planting programme. The design was taken from some old guards that had to be cut off from … Continue reading

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