19Feb

19Feb

19Feb

Traditionally the date when birds begin to choose their mates and start nest building. I haven’t noticed birds collecting nesting material.Continue Reading

19Feb

Finally the snowdrops are beginning to open, the soft south west wind is encouraging springs awakening, days are lenghtening, warmer times beckon.Continue Reading

04Feb

04Feb

The Celtic Feast of Spring’s awakening. The snowdrop should be in flower but they are three weeks late this year. The buds on the trees are beginning to fatten and catkins are in bloom. In flower in the garden, mahonia, honeysuckle and viburnam, to eat in the garden, leeks and chervil.Continue Reading

04Feb

04Feb

Nine inches of snow blue sky and sunshine, wonderful, life stopped for little while then returned to normal as we learned walk and use public transport.Continue Reading

28Jan

A new project for a new year. The plan is to explore working out of doors and to research the age old festivals and rituals that marked the events of the farming year. It started off with Plough Monday, the return to work after the Yule festival. Traditionally this was when the ploughing began. Here […]Continue Reading

30Nov

End of November, at last something done for the Ribble Way. The hundreds of bottles washed down to the estury made a lasting impression. Why do we need to buy all these plastice bottles. 10 billion a year, they become the floating landfill. Sea birds mistake bits of plastic for food and feed it to […]Continue Reading