Monthly Archives: December 2015

A photo review of 2015

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A very odd year indeed but with never a dull moment- some amazing and some sad. It came in with a gust of wind and went out amid storms. The forestry/ranger team worked hard all year but had times when … Continue reading

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A fond farewell to two Stakhanovites who will be sorely missed


  So what is a Stakhanovite? Well the word came about because of a man called Alexei Stakhanov who was a Russian miner to find out more see this link. Paul Martin is definitely a Stakhanovite- hardworking and committed to … Continue reading

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The challenges ahead.


Went to Thrapston market before Christmas to sell some of Jacob’s South African sheep which are called Dorpers aka Black face. Mind ewe ( 🙂 ha ha) the lambs are brown in their first year. Arrived very early and it … Continue reading

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A warm Christmas


Mild to say the least, global warming? Maybe… in fact most probably. I do remember when December weather would be icy cold but now it’s wet and tropical so to speak,  even the grass is still growing. Don’t blame the … Continue reading

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Stop press: New species of deer found at Wimpole


Walking through the gardens one morning and to my surprise I saw a number of deer which came under the species name of Ulmus munjacius or Elm deer, will have to cull a few out! and there was a new … Continue reading

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A Big Dream with a twist


Apparently some hare coursers were out on the stubble fields one weekend so we put a stop to their antics. It would seem that they were using some gaps in the boundaries to gain access with their vehicles… won’t be … Continue reading

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Christmas in the house


Last night of preparations before the house is open to the public

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Steam, grease and apples by David Owen


Steam, grease and apples When the cat’s away, the mice will play….at all sorts of things it appears. With Simon taking a more than well-earned rest, the greenwood group returned to Burwash Manor for their Apple day.  This charity event … Continue reading

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