Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Bodgers Bygone Ball


Here is a rough plan for the Bodgers Bygone Ball: as you can see, if you fancy an excursion to the pub either in Orwell or Arrington, it’s not too far away. Both are free houses, the Hardwicke Arms has … Continue reading

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Tree surgery! what the hell is that?


It’s not Wimpole, but this is what it was like up until the 60s : a lifestyle now very much consigned to history. Shame really, but there again not many people would want to do manual work like this any … Continue reading

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Is that a badger?


I wasn’t going to post this until the weekend, but after today it’s worth mentioning. Last night, after feeding the orphan lambs, we were coming back past Lamp Hill pasture when Jess said “Oh, I think I’ve just seen a … Continue reading

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Ooooops!


In the past the owners of Wimpole wanted a very natural looking landscape, and so they got advice from many landscape designers throughout the centuries and paid quite substantial sums of money. As part of the new Higher Level Stewardship scheme … Continue reading

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Warmer…. just!


Sunny weather but still a cold wind : but hey! who’s complaining? Seeing the sun is magic. Tuesday was a day for those annoying ‘just-a-jobs’ including catching those pesky grey squirrels. Wednesday we started cutting the snowberry bushes so that … Continue reading

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Easter and maybe, just maybe, the icy claw of winter is losing its grip


From winter’s grip just before the Easter weekend to a very balmy few days working with my Norfolk Horn sheep over the Easter weekend. Well, Easter started a bit wet, but that annoyingly cold north wind soon dried the ground … Continue reading

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Still Very Cold But ! Posted on April 3, 2013by grada01 I’ve seen a few Buff tailed Bumble Bees on the odd sunny day, however today was warm in the sun and three came out in the garden to feed on the Hellibores. … Continue reading

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