|A neighbours lake|
|A late flower|
|Fieldwork. I am standing in one of the wild boar holes|
|Damage that covers 8m by 8m|
|This hole might not be so extensive|
but it is deep. My stick is marked off in
5cm graduations. This hole is 45cm deep
and if you can imagine what would happen
if you stepped in it once the grass grows back
or a tractor wheel hits it.
|Fresh damage on our own plot, on what|
was flat ground
|Footprints along the side of a public|
road. The wild boar do not seem
to be afraid of travelling on the roads
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."Before you think badly of Ian, he did apologise very quickly and admits he was wrong. It shows though what our neighbours have to live with and have lived with a few years, their frustrations are greater than ours. The general consensus of opinion is that there wasn't a problem 5-7 years ago - depending on which area we are looking at. The huge messes left by the wild boar are recent and not an ancient problem and yet they keep coming up against the attitude, this is their problem and nothing they can do about it. Not helpful for the future of farming in the area.
|Grapes, just before they were picked and|
eaten. They were tasty.
If you have an hour or so to spare then take a look at this film. The guy is a gardener who takes time to talk to God about his garden and with amazing results. I have to say that after this year when everything seemed to be a bit too much, his way of gardening looks so easy and what's more doable. My heart has been asking how did Adam tend the garden of Eden, can we capture some of that connection and ease of gardening? Maybe this guy has got some of the answers and certainly some things we can learn from.
Warning to all arachnophobes, look away at this point, in other words, if you are scared of spiders then the last picture is something you will want to avoid
|Had to remove this little guy before he got squashed under|
the wheel, took a bit of doing but managed it in the end. He's
gorgeous though, isn't he?