Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘Tell’ me more!


Last Saturday and a very early walk to catch the splendour of Wimpole in the mist from up on high. Here is a poem from Bethany Davis which I found on the web: Dappled light What beauty shines in dappled light, … Continue reading

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So that’s what the gardeners were up to!


Leading up to Christmas the gardeners were asking for large amounts of wood- mostly cordwood and in three metre lengths. Not only that… they raided the stack of oak timber and cut it all up into blocks. What on earth … Continue reading

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‘Brash’ by Shane O’Reilly


There are rude folk who say me writing about brash is very apt as it befits my character, but the subject of my next few paragraphs is the debris left when a hedge is trimmed back in preparation for laying. … Continue reading

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An amazing space


It’s always a pleasure to have the Cambridge National Trust volunteers come to Wimpole to help with many of the tasks we have to do. This time they were going to help roll out, cut, fabricate and install the weld … Continue reading

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Spring Arriving Mid January?


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
In addition to seeing several birds ‘pairing up. in particular the buzzards, plants have started to show very early. In the countryside hazel catkins are well advanced and in…

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‘Tree Planting’ by Shane O’Reilly


Is it so hard to plant a tree? You just dig a hole, drop the tree in and back fill the hole with a little stomping to firm it in. Simple! If only it was. When that tree is planted … Continue reading

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Photos not Brilliant, but a Record Anyway


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
There’s not been a lot of excitement about and the photos are poorish but worth publishing as a record of whats been around over Christmas and New Year. I’ll…

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The Villains


Red sky at night, shepherds delight. Why is this old saying usually correct? Because when the sun sets to the west and you see a red sky there won’t be (or shouldn’t be) any new frontal weather systems coming in … Continue reading

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Welcome Christmas break


With way too much holiday to use up I spent most of the time after Christmas ferreting but it was a time for a change, I needed a break from Wimpole. So it was off to the local village of … Continue reading

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‘Meat’ by Shane O’Reilly


As a rough, tough estate worker used to hacking through scrub and undergrowth in all weathers, there are certain things that are taken for granted; you eat any game meat that comes your way, you are able to prepare the … Continue reading

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