|Good job we put some trees within their field enclosure.|
We're too soft on them
|A rather splendid blue beetle. Not sure of its proper name|
|I do know what this is though! A dragonfly nymph. These|
wonderful creatures eat mosquito larvae and so are a very
welcome sight in our ponds. This one was caught in the
bucket but we made sure it went back
|And so the cutting season begins. Ian was cutting down|
the dandelions before they go to seed.
|We have a lot of dandelions and so a lot of cutting. This is|
the first of three particularly bad weed infestations. The
next is cow parsley, then ground elder. Once they have
finished flowering, Ian will let the grass grow longer
|Err where are we? And why are we so high up?|
|Well you will put your head there! (No chicks were hurt in|
the production of this blog)
|Cherry blossom, nicely off set against the manure heap.|
Well it is a farm!
|Plum blossom. The first time this tree has flowered in the|
number of years we have had it.
|My office for today|
|For my friend Roger. The autumn|
raspberries he gave us
|Quiz time. What do you think this is?|