Monthly Archives: February 2014

Winter is slipping away :-)


The Manor Farm THE rock-like mud unfroze a little, and rills Ran and sparkled down each side of the road Under the catkins wagging in the hedge. But earth would have her sleep out, spite of the sun; Nor did … Continue reading

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Busy week


After Monday’s hectic day when we cleared up all the tree problems  in the northern belts, and with the parkland trees made safe, it was off down Victoria Drive on Tuesday to see what had been affected by the strong … Continue reading

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The clear up


Monday and we didn’t know where to start and what to use- all the tree surgery companies were busy elsewhere dealing with storm damaged trees all over the county. Most of the work involved hung up trees- most dangerous as … Continue reading

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Trees down everywhere


In 1987 Wimpole lost a lot of trees in the ‘Great Storm’, some trees still remember the day. The lime in the above photo lost its head then grew some branches back, it was topped later along with all the … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes


Well, that’s what you get when you burn wood! Having caught up with all the HLS work on the Farm (coppicing hedges, planting hedges, hedge laying, parkland tree planting  and removal of fences in the Park), it was time to … Continue reading

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Stop press: Just when you don’t need anymore work!


Friday night and the wind was getting stronger, I expected to see a few trees savaged by the wind in the morning but it wasn’t too bad. That was until midday when a very strong gust ripped through the park … Continue reading

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Dan trotted off to find the pot of gold!


Didn’t have the heart to tell him that it was a crock of cow dung that you would find and not gold at the foot of a rainbow. Didn’t tell him that he would be trotting after it for quite … Continue reading

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Thrown to the ground in the Great Storm


Yew (Ioho) Sacred to Mercury, spirit of intellect, thought, and communication and master of magick, incantations, and runes. He is also the psychopomp, guide of souls from one world to the next. As such, the evergreen Yew bears powers over … Continue reading

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Rain It rained …


Rain It rained and rained and rained and rained The average fall was well maintained And when the tracks were simply bogs It started raining cats and dogs After a drought of half an hour We had a most refreshing … Continue reading

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Wet, Windy and by the Sea


Much more of this rain and we may well be Wimpole-on-Sea: more of this wet weather later in the blog… Having worked so hard planting all those trees, wouldn’t you just believe it- those darned sheep got out of their … Continue reading

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Stop press: A heavy night of rain


There was so much rain on Thursday night that the whole Estate looks like a massive puddle. A quick inspection of the dams on Friday morning revealed a shocking sight: the top lake’s dam had been breached and one of … Continue reading

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Framed by beech


Todays weather was good, breezy and blue, we leave deadwood in the park for the insects that like, guess what? deadwood. It’s also a good habitat for the newts and today we saw a stoat was hunting around the wood … Continue reading

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The 6th hedge laying competition on the Wimpole Estate


Some artistic photos from the competition It had rained all night on Friday but to hell with it- we were going to have a good day regardless. As it turned out Saturday was lovely and sunny although access to the … Continue reading

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We’ve been spoilt, three days without rain


Almost all the guards are up and we have had three days of lovely dry dry dry dry dry weather. That’s a nice relief from months of rain but I think it’s coming back, been building and ark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday night’s rain and Saturdays lake


Boy it really is wet, this is the Home farm house and in the evening the ducks love this lake which is in actual fact a grass field

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