Monthly Archives: September 2013

One of those weeks you could do without…


Oh blast! I pulled the handbrake too hard. It broke. But there again it’s not been right since about 10 years ago. What was meant to take an hour, took a wee bit longer! Those fiddly springs and pins that … Continue reading

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The weather has broken


The weather has really changed- it’s a lot colder and the rain has come. Best get on with pulling out the timber in Four Acre before the ground becomes too wet. The MF390 and trailer will create quite a mess … Continue reading

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Autumn Meals for All


The first thing I came across when I took a dog walk on Cambridge Road Farm was a hole in the ground about 10 inches deep and about 12 inches across, full of rather despondent wasps checking over their recently … Continue reading

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Autumn seems to have arrived


Have you ever wondered how Wimpole got its name? I have, and so I have looked in the County History books. In there they say that it is to do with Winna’s pool, but I very much doubt this is … Continue reading

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Mechanised Hand Spinning with Simons Wool


Well it’s not as the title suggests, the wool actually comes from Simons sheep and not from him personally, or does he have a sheep called Simon- maybe ? Several years ago I injured a knee whilst rock climbing and … Continue reading

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Ducks, hounds and gooey pets!


A very good example of traditional green wood-working skills. Unfortunately plastic rules these days  and so this is  a very, very rare sight. I have never seen one before and nor has anyone else I know: it’s a duck crate. … Continue reading

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Mist in the Morning ( Early )


With the weather forecast giving us 27 degrees today, I got up at 5am to walk the dogs. There was also a promise of some mist patches in the early morning. Apart from trying to avoid the heat of the … Continue reading

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Midnight murder!


Autumn seems to be coming, the evenings are getting cooler and the nights are drawing in. That means we get some lovely nights especially if the skies are clear. Walking out of the back door at midnight to let the … Continue reading

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Devils, Ergot & Chickens


Ok – here is one you have to guess! Answer at the bottom of this blog. The most eye-catching fungus I have seen this year or is it because it’s  a real rarity? Still no conformation about the Devil’s Bolete … Continue reading

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