Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mad as a March hare


This year I have cut down the proposed amount of hedge laying as I now only have volunteers to help with the work. For the last four years or so the team were able to do at least 500m per … Continue reading

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What were we up to before spring arrived


Work carried on much the same as the month before, mostly planting trees and hedges here and there. The weather improved somewhat too with a change to drier conditions with frosty mornings, although mud seemed to persist all over the … Continue reading

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A trip to Wales and oh my, what on earth is Brussels up to?


Time to have a weekend away and, as luck would have it, my little trip to see good friend Phil Potter coincided with the first bright spell in Wales since late October. Boy! I had forgotten how much it could … Continue reading

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Equinox – time to ‘spring clean’ meadows


Originally posted on Scythe Association:
Around the spring equinox, with daytime air and soil temperatures rising, the meadows begin to wake from their winter slumber. Fresh green grass shoots appear, yellow rattle germinates and cowslip heads start to push upwards. Meadows…

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Farming in the 19th century on the Wimpole Estate


It is quite interesting what you can find in local record offices. I spent quite a bit of time looking through a whole pile of booklets that had been deposited in the Cambridgeshire Archives by Nash & Rowley- a veritable … Continue reading

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The Hedge


Wimpole’s hedge laying competition has been going for eight years now and for the last three years we have laid the 500 yard hedge up on Porter’s Hill. Each year this competition has attracted people from as far away as … Continue reading

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Barn Owls at Cobbs Wood January 2016


Barn Owls feeding on voles, they seem to get plenty ( not all on film). They need to eat plenty of voles to get into breeding condition, hopefully they will do well this year. 2015 was a bad year a… … Continue reading

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TIPSY BADGERS AT THE GLOUCESTERS WOOD


Really they are scratching on their scratching tree. Fleas ? ticks ? Source: TIPSY BADGERS AT THE GLOUCESTERS WOOD

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A winter’s tale


Well it seems some time since I have blogged about the countryside team. With the departure of Tom and Paul work has been a bit hectic especially so when considering the wet weather at the beginning of the year. However … Continue reading

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