Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Hail Storm


As in Horunga haven We fed the crow and raven, I heard the tempest breaking Of demon Thorgerd’s waking; Sent by the fiend in anger, With din and stunning clangor; To crush our might intended, Gigantic hail descended. A pound … Continue reading

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Off to market


Time to reduce my own flock of Norfolk Horn sheep. Last year was pretty difficult especially finding enough grazing for them… and then there was looking after them: worming, drenching, providing salt licks and minerals, shearing, foot trimming, fencing, water-butt … Continue reading

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Just-a-Jobs


Sunday and the Cambridge National Trust Volunteers were in to give a hand with making a dead hedge- it’s somewhat similar to hedge laying but using brash (which is obviously ‘brown bread’ dead). It doesn’t matter which day I use … Continue reading

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The Primrose


The Primrose By Caroline (Bowles) Southey (1787–1854) I SAW it in my evening walk, A little lonely flower! Under a hollow bank it grew, Deep in a mossy bower. An oak’s gnarl’d root, to roof the cave With Gothic fretwork … Continue reading

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How much?!!!!!


Ever get that feeling you’ve been had? Well Alan and John (with friends) have been keeping the rabbit population down on the Estate – just as well as the economic damage to forestry and farming can be excessive; not to … Continue reading

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Jim doing quite well


A quick video of Jim horse logging in Cobb’s Wood

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Tree surgery week


The very last two walnuts were planted on Monday by Catherine Hayburn (she works in the office at Wimpole, organising the marketing) who bought one in memory of her mother and re-guarded the two walnuts she had bought in memory … Continue reading

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A view from a tree


Last week’s work was mostly undertaking tree surgery and there were some most excellent views which will be shared with you shortly. Most are not to be repeated as the trees in question had a short back and sides. The … Continue reading

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Cupid’s arrow


Amazing what you can do with a small bit of waste wood from the forest! With a little effort, a bit of imagination and at no cost you can get a big smile – better then trotting off to the … Continue reading

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Hedge laying competition


Last Saturday we held the hedge laying course next to where the competition was held. I have always done it this way as the participants are able to see two different styles: Midland and South of England. Only problem was … Continue reading

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