Monthly Archives: March 2013

Arctic weather, but the blossom is coming out. . .


Oh! it’s still here, all that white stuff. Nothing for the livestock to eat. When will Spring come? The blackthorn flowers had started to bloom two weeks ago but now they are lying dormant: half-open, half-closed. The wild honey bees … Continue reading

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March 22nd and now it’s Spring … or is it Winter again?!


Spring had finally come: alder & hazel catkins hung from branches and pussy willow was budding, even the blackthorn flowers were starting to emerge. The wildlife was also behaving as if winter had finally slipped away: hares were gathering and chasing … Continue reading

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Mr Anderson actually working can you believe that!


  Down in the woods we made Justin do some work before he could go to lunch. His first attempt at horse logging was a few months ago, or rather a training session. Needless to say I think John got … Continue reading

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Test Pits 101


Welcome to the premier post from the Estate’s voluntary archaeologist! With the recent media coverage regarding the tree planting plan and the supposed ‘lost village’ I thought I would enlighten you and put to bed some myths. First off, let’s … Continue reading

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Wimpole pole lathers March


      Remember last time? well we cut an elm trunk in half, since then Jim has made his bowl lathe although the poppets are a wee bit on the small side but they work well for turning spindles … Continue reading

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Who am I?


You should know who I am and I go this colour because it’s spring. Baboons are the opposite end! why? Any smart  wotis names will have to give the exact breed 🙂 Answer to the treen question is and opium … Continue reading

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Spring, NOT !


Well, one might have been forgiven for thinking that the last two weeks had heralded spring – warmer temperatures, brighter days and the emergence of catkins & pussy willow buds for the honey bees to feed on. Unfortunately that was … Continue reading

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Aggggggghhhhhhh those deer


Last Tuesday a visit to the Four Acre woodland via Cambridge Road Farm revealed some very bad news; the fallow deer had passed by. It must have been the group of bucks we saw when out stalking the day before, … Continue reading

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What happened to last week’s work?


Well last week was more about tidying up jobs, like the hedge planting that we did before Christmas. We had to stop because the land had got so wet that when we heeled the plants in, it just turned into … Continue reading

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HEDGE LAYING COURSE 2ND MARCH


The weather started off a bit cloudy with very little wind but the day brightened up by midday , and the temperature was very pleasant for physical work. On the way up to the hedge I saw a pair of … Continue reading

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