Tag Archives: migration

Seasonal rituals

The children went back to school and it all seemed to be going okay. Then the news came that gatherings were being restricted to six people due to a rise in Covid numbers. My heart sank. After all that has … Continue reading

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Two Thursdays

The skies have been festooned with skeins of migrating geese this week. Both at the allotment and in the garden I have heard the distant honking and looked up in time to see them; initially a thin wobbly line, then … Continue reading

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Variation

Hanging out the washing in the morning there’s a definite freshness to the air that wasn’t there a week or so ago. On a walk in the hills above our house this weekend we spotted an enormous painted lady butterfly … Continue reading

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March

It is the beginning of a new month so I turn to my seasonal reading again. In his book The English Year, Steve Roud’s chapter on March is preoccupied with the weather. March “comes in like a lion and out … Continue reading

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Wildlife encounters

This weekend was a packed one for wildlife sightings. On a walk with our friend Emily we spotted three little frogs hanging out in some muddy puddles. Little Owl loved it when we gently tickled them with some grass and … Continue reading

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Santa’s steam train

Yesterday we took a steam train to the North Pole. Little Owl was not much impressed by Santa until he gave her a present and best of all…an orange! My favourite bit was the whole carriage singing Christmas songs with … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Bonfire night! I love it! I don’t suppose I’m that bothered about Guy Fawkes etc but I do love sitting out under a starry sky beside a bonfire. We don’t do fireworks as we’re on the farm. Our indefatigable next … Continue reading

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