Monthly Archives: December 2013

Windy season!


That time of year again when we get strong winds- this beech completely snapped off but there is always a ‘silver lining’ to every ‘cloud’; in this case the pole lathe turning group wanted some spalted wood for bowl turning … Continue reading

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Mutton not lamb- cook it long and slow


I have written this post about mutton and how to cook it as I am fed up with eating lamb that has no taste and has chops so small even the cat thinks it’s been had; also the meat that … Continue reading

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush


There’s always a photo somewhere close to the Wimpole Estate that I will wait a whole year to take; Great Eversden church is one such photogenic place. Ideally it should have dark grey skies behind with an ascending or descending … Continue reading

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Jill, hob & the rest


A new member of the team ( actually there are three of them)- two silver jill polecats ( a jill is a female) and a white hob ferret (just in case you didn’t work that one out for yourself, a … Continue reading

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Hedges, drives & all wrapped up


Sunday 10.30am and the CNTV were hard at work with the gardeners. The drive up to the front of the Hall had been getting a bit tired. It needed a facelift to sharpen up the edges and take away some … Continue reading

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Gamlingay Wood


In SW Cambridgeshire there are some rather fine ancient woodlands that the Wildlife Trust own- one of these is Gamlingay Woods situated on the border of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Anybody can visit them as long as you respect the wildlife … Continue reading

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