Monthly Archives: May 2014

God, St Francis and fossil fuel


I have a bee in my bonnet, it’s about energy, especially fossil fuel energy. We are extremely lucky to be born at a time when the world has a glut of fossil fuel, however this wont last and the ramifications … Continue reading

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Miss Piggy


After a hot weekend the good weather continued ’til Monday; first job of the week was to pull out the timber from below the lake (only worked John the horse for three hours as he hasn’t been out for a … Continue reading

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Bill and Ben and Weeeeeed


The name buttercup may derive from a false belief that the plants give butter its characteristic yellow hue because cows eat the buttercups in the fields they are in (in fact it is slightly poisonous to cows and other livestock). A popular children’s game … Continue reading

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How does your meadow grow?


Very well thank you. After several years of applying green hay and a winter where the sheep grazed the South Avenue, the wild flowers have proliferated beyond all belief. Yellow rattle, red clover, plantain, ox-eye daisy, buttercups, cowslips and a … Continue reading

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Strewn with gold


Buttercup Buttercup This morning there’s blankness in my mind, which is quite unusual for me to find. The creative process has all but dried up, but then I thought of a buttercup. A buttercup comes to mind with a golden … Continue reading

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Bodgers Ball II


The drive down to Playsters Farm near Herstmonceux in East Sussex was unusually very problem free and on arrival we were met with glorious weather and a magnificent view over Pevensey Haven, what was even better was the speed in which the bell tent went … Continue reading

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Bodgers’ Ball I: Pimps, faggots & benders


Last weekend was when the Bodgers’ Ball happened so here is part one of what occurred… Ok, so the title grabbed your attention but it is not what you think- actually these terms refer to almost forgotten aspects of rural … Continue reading

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I HATE PAINTING!!!!!!!!!


Don’t you just love the spring weather? So variable that you can capture some amazing scenes especially early in the morning and as the sun goes down in the evening. This is the view from the Folly in the evening … Continue reading

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Tabitha and the owl


Found by Lawrence’s cocker spaniel in Victoria Avenue, it would appear that this little tawny owl had ventured too far from its nest in a tree and tumbled to the ground. What on earth were we going to do with … Continue reading

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Whistle the May blossom in


Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers. Thomas Tusser (1524–1580) A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry (1557) The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day When the sun is out … Continue reading

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