Monthly Archives: July 2015

The hangman


For the whole week before the gamekeeping weekend the forecast was pretty dire, rain Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I wonder if the weatherman was right? Well luckily for us he wasn’t right for Saturday and just as well … Continue reading

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Toad in the hole


Went to the rescue of a few newts and a toad down in the outside cellar of the Hall. It was nice and damp down there compared to the parched ground I saw when I arrived back in England. How … Continue reading

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Botanical Heaven (better picture resolution, the last was rubbish)


Hopefully these pictures will have a much higher resolution. You may have to wait a little before each photo becomes sharp and clear though.

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The Wood Fair at the Weald & Downland Museum


A rather late blog post about a trip I did with the Bedford MJ a month ago. After visiting Mark Allery who lives in the South Downs (see¬†https://sadeik.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/the-lynchmere-nightjar-shingles/) we then went down to the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum … Continue reading

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The last episode of the Great Escape


Palinka, a Hungarian double distilled spirit roughly 50|%, medicinal of course just one shot. Seems to work, takes all the aches and pains away and sort of acts like a Red Bull shot.

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The Great Escape, episode 2


   

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The 18th July Random Photos in Passing


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
I decided to have a bath before taking the dogs out for their daily walk, went into the bathroom and I was beaten to it – there in the…

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The Great Escape


A longish video of our trip to Romania when four men went to mow a meadow and learn a thing or two about how and why meadows in Romania are so floristically rich. Plus a good bit of banter and … Continue reading

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The Wood Fair at the Weald & Downland Museum: gallery


Some weeks ago I went from the West Country Scything Festival to the Weald & Downland Wood Fair to see if I could do something the same alongside Wimpole’s scythe festival. In fact I learnt rather a lot so will … Continue reading

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Hot, hot & hotter


The aftermath of the scything festival had to be the clearing up and the weather was getting hotter (pity Monday’s beautiful clear skies hadn’t come a bit earlier… on Sunday). First task was to sort the litter into general waste … Continue reading

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The Wimpole scythe festival blog and results


Friday night and people were turning up… unfortunately for us it started to rain and carried on for a while. I suppose we needed some water, things have been getting a bit dry here in East Anglia and our newly … Continue reading

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One man went to mow a meadow (along with a lot of others)

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The Lynchmere nightjar & shingles


‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams’ (W.B. Yeats); a small patch of the South Downs that I went to after Tinkers Bubble. I went to stay with Mark Allery and had a lovely spot to park the Bedford … Continue reading

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Wimpole Insects No.3


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
Every thing has gone a little quiet after the mass migration in of the Painted Lady Butterflies but new insects keep turning up. One micro moth already reported –…

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Muscle vs fossil fuel


Pedro at Tinkers Bubble has made me even more determined to raise the spectre of fossil fuel- although we can’t really do without it yet we can reduce the amount we use. Fuel guzzling engines are not always the answer … Continue reading

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