Monthly Archives: August 2016

What bloomed in August?


  August brought drier weather but there were plenty of flowers in bloom especially on the chalkier ¬†grasslands. However, there were also some beautiful later flowering wetland species plus a good sprinkling of arable flowering weeds. This year has been … Continue reading

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Thatching the Great Barn at Wimpole Home Farm


  Recently the Great Barn at Home Farm was thatched…actually it was an interim renovation as it had been completely re-thatched in the early 1980s with reed. Reed thatching tends to last at least 50 years but will need some … Continue reading

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Wimpole scything festival 2016 video


Originally posted on Scythe Association:
A video for your amusement, Jim McVittie suggested the Morris men and a fine additional they were.

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The 2016 Wimpole Scythe Festival


A good time was had by all at the West Country Scythe festival if a bit wet on Sunday, the results can be found here.   One week later we were setting up fro the Wimpole Scythe Festival, the weather … Continue reading

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Moths Continued


Originally posted on Diary of Natural Environment In and Around Wimpole:
The moth trap continues to produce a wide variety off moths, the main difficulty is identifying them, lots of ” Brown ” ones which sometimes I think should just…

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Odds and sods from the spring


Another catch-up session from a few months ago… Bought a new (old) Series 2 Land Rover (as old as me! ) which is mine. Always liked the older ones, not sure which is in better condition!!!! It would be rather … Continue reading

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