Monday, 12 October 2020

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A new way of life

A wild drake and duck have made their home in my garden. They have become totally tame and fearless. They happily wander around the barn conversions next door and then come to see me. Colin, my neighbour has named them, Captain Sir Tom and Vera Lynn which is pretty good as we all love seeing them.

RIP Dame Vera Lynn 1917 - June 2020

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Molly's Lamb

Been knitting lambs for our Mothers and Toddlers Group, but we've had to shut the doors because of the corona virus. This thing WILL NOT last indefinitely and we Are going to get through it.
Hope Mother's Day has been good in spite of everything.
Love Molly

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Baby Hedgehogs

Last Tuesday evening my neighbour, Jackie brought her Scottie and Jack Russell for a walk up the lane past my house as she often did. She walked a few yards up the lane to make a phone call leaving the two rips on their own for a few minutes. All of a sudden, Jack Russell dived into the hedge and brought out a brown ball in his mouth, dropping it smartly and then brought out another and another. They were little baby hedgehogs. Neither of us knew what to do. I found a cardboard box, lined it with dry grasses and straw and brought them in. I knew that if we popped them back into the hedge their mother would reject them because of the scent of the dogs. I looked up the RSPCA site on the web. The advice - take them to an animal welfare site, which is fine if you don't live 2 miles from the middle of nowhere, it's not 8pm and the nearest site probably around 50 miles away. I found an old fleece hat, made a nest for them and fed them with warmed up semi skimmed milk through a small syringe. One didn't make it through the night but the other two are doing OK. Hopefully they'll make it and live and eat eat all the slugs munching on my cabbage and lettuce.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Log Fires and Below Zero

I had a good day yesterday. A local farmer came with his Landrover and brought me a trailer load of logs. Must have been well over a ton. He dropped them on the driveway outside my back door and then waved good bye. Hard working farmers are always busy.

 I got my wheelbarrow and started to ferry them across the lawn into  the nearest polytunnel. And then the heavens opened and didn't it rain. It took me just over an hour to stack them all in the dry. Wet through to the skin but so chuffed to get the job completed. 

Not so long after the sun came out for a few moments - (yeah I know) - and brought with it the most fabulous sunset. Two gifts in one day.

I woke up this morning to minus 6 and ice on the insides of my window.

Like this

                                    and this

But soon had my Rayburn lit and a roaring log fire in my 'front room'

All toasty.
It was a good day yesterday.