Tag Archive: nature

Picturesque waterfall.
Self catering Herefordshire farmhouse

We have recently renovated the house I grew up in as a child and are now offering it as self catering accommodation.  It is situated on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border on a working farm. It comfortably sleeps 12 with bunk beds and pull outs for 4 children. If you are interested, more information can be found at…

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Group of beekeepers swarming a new hive.
Buzzzzzzzzing

My local Beekeepers Association met here recently to help me with my new hives. I treated my two hives for the varroa disease and thankfully, they both came through the winter.  In March, I was pleased to see that both hives were active with bees taking in pollen.  I naively thought I had two, healthy colonies. When it came…

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Animal Rescue!
Animal Rescue!

Having said good bye to the guests on Saturday morning we immediately had a two-legged visitor at the front door, making the loudest noise!  I knew straightaway it was a wild duck calling her young and thought no more about it.  However, the noise continued endlessly so I decided to investigate.  There were no ducklings…

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Birds are clever little things…
Birds are clever little things…

With the sun shining so bright and hot this past weekend it was an ideal opportunity to do some tidying up in the garden.  I decided to rake up the pea gravel and replace it with much larger stones so Mrs Escapee Hen cannot continue to scratch it out onto the path every day! Stephen was on the sit-on lawn mower and Dad found…

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Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!
Climbing Chickens – Erratum!!!

My in-house Editor, aka my father, has informed me that my chickens do not roost in a eucalyptus tree but a Mediterranean pine which was grown from a pine cone by my late Grandmother. My Grandmother was the local primary school teacher in the village of Whitbourne; she grew the pine tree in class from a seed taken from a cone…

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No sloe gin for Christmas!?!
No sloe gin for Christmas!?!

Having been at Warwick University this week and seen sloes dripping off the hedgerows but deciding it wasn’t appropriate to fill up my laptop bag with them I decided to set off this afternoon to find some on the farm. 1 hour plus later I returned with no sloes; our hedgerows are bare and even the lanes around the village bore…

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The wonder of nature.
The wonder of nature.

I was hoping to be able to show off my marmalade making or the use of my new spons – I’ll keep you all in suspense and explain what they are in my next blog!  Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy with more mundane tasks like work to pay for the house renovations and general bills.  However, I do have some exciting news…

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