Monday, 19 September 2016


I love these fragile little fungi, this is the first I have seen here this year..

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016


One of the verbascum we now have growing in the field after installing some land drains...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


The Greengage tree has borne a huge quantity of fruit this year, having previously produced no more than half a dozen edible fruits in twenty years.  Running a close second is the damson, though in the past we have had a few fruit to eat but never that which could be described as a crop!


Blackberries are always plentiful though this year is exceptional both in quantity and quality.



We currently have a small quantity of Greengages for sale, fresh from our tree. £1 for 500g

Monday, 12 September 2016

A Broken Man...

Hilary has a cruel streak, here I am broken by a Velux Sun Tunnel installation instruction leaflet....!!

Sunday, 11 September 2016


One of our Dorkings enjoying a forage with her chicks on the banks above the burn today.


Friday, 9 September 2016

The Velux Cometh....

We finally, after a few muttered cross words, completed fitting the Velux window in the new kitchen roof yesterday. I can now finish laying the roof tiles.


Why do we need one that big, Hilary asked before it was ordered, it's enormous..!!


This is why.............

Wednesday, 7 September 2016


Three of the Muscovy ducks were enjoying a little late evening sun tonight.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Orchard

After a summer of neglect, the orchard is slowly beginning to it's normal tidy state. Thanks to Helen's hard work breaking the back of the rough work during her holiday while I have been busy tiling the new extension's roof, I was able to spend an hour tidying up with the strimmer this afternoon.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Mountain Ash (Sorbus)

The Mountain Ash berries are just starting to ripen here, the red clusters becoming more obvious among the other growth on the banks and verges.  We don't have that many Sorbus but hope to start planting more this winter and in the future, the birds love them.