Monthly Archives: April 2014

Walkabout on the estate


Sunday and I went for a walkabout around Cobbs Wood Farm and Rectory Farm to see how things were doing. Remember the hedge laying competition and course? Wondered if their work was in vain… would the hedge grow?! Well spring … Continue reading

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My Kingdom for a horse!


Back in the Victorian forge at the weekend teaching four apprentices how to make a rams head hook, had to have a little spring clean before hand though which much improved the interior. Unusually I had three ladies and only … Continue reading

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The Cycle is Starting all Over


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
The garden is coming to life and we daily see the hares in the field behind the house . A robin has already laid eggs ย in a nest on…

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More Butterflies


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
We’ve already seen plenty of Peacocks, Tortoiseshells, Brimstones and Commas this year and the warm weather of the last few days has brought out a few more. The Speckled…

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Green wood of the month; English Walnut


The two most common major species of walnuts are grown for their seeds โ€” the Persian or English Walnut and the Black Walnut. The English Walnut (J. regia) originated in Persia though it may well have been the mountainous areas … Continue reading

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Wild Wimpole


A blog on the wildlife spotted on the estate during the early spring with photos supplied by Graham mostly and information nicked from Wiki ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of the arable fields are sporting a lovely red hue and the plant well … Continue reading

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Taking stock


The Wimpole Bodgers ย have been quite active and recently they were asked to hedge lay a section of old hedge in Eversden. It was getting a bit late ย in the year but, unlike the trimming of hedges by machines, hedge … Continue reading

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