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October’s autumn delight


With  the weather being fairly stable we continued to put down the 75mm clean limestone on the track to Eversden, this will help prevent the track turning into a mud bath later. It’s very hard work doing this job manually … Continue reading

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Jim doing quite well


A quick video of Jim horse logging in Cobb’s Wood

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Up the creek without a paddle


The pole lathing meeting on the Home farm, Wimpole estate wasn’t just about pole lathing. Flowers and paddles and a coracle supplied by David had us entertaining ourselves and the public.       The ‘have a go’ lathe was … Continue reading

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BARN OWLETS DAYS FIVE TO SEVEN


The two strong birds are doing very well, good feather and lots of confidence. The third weaker one is improving , stretching and strengthening its’ wings. In a few days hopefully it will join the other two higher up in … Continue reading

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Barn Owlets on Wimpole Estate


Three Owlets from one of the three successfully nesting Barn Owls during 2013. Two owlets look very strong but in comparison the third seems reluctant to leave the nest hole and it could be abandoned unless it gets a move … Continue reading

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MEADOWS, FLOWERS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS


Flower rich meadows and field margins are vital to the survival of bees and other insects which in turn feed birds etc etc.

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Lawnmower men


Time to start thinking about the West country Scything Festival which is on the 8-9 of June, this is a really lovely event and is sort of simalar to the Bodgers Ball, very rural in its roots. For more information … Continue reading

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Mr Anderson actually working can you believe that!


  Down in the woods we made Justin do some work before he could go to lunch. His first attempt at horse logging was a few months ago, or rather a training session. Needless to say I think John got … Continue reading

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Wimpole pole lathers March


      Remember last time? well we cut an elm trunk in half, since then Jim has made his bowl lathe although the poppets are a wee bit on the small side but they work well for turning spindles … Continue reading

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The Wimpole Lathers


On Sunday last they came to Cobbs Wood Farm to have their monthly fix of pole lathe turning. Wood was sourced from Cobbs Wood, and instead of having the lathes in the barn (I planned for a wet day you … Continue reading

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