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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