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February Brings the Rain…..

                                                                     More rain.  Not much different from January, really.  Are those who live in the country more conscious of the weather?  It certainly dominates the conversation at the moment.  I felt quite pleased to see it was the subject of an article published by a regular contributor to the parish magazine, The Dover Beck, and…

Eastwood Farm : Whether the Weather be Cold…

Eastwood Farm : Whether the Weather be Cold…

Eastwood Farm : Whether the Weather be Cold…:                                                                         Twelth Night has passed, and Christmas decorations are down.  I…

Whether the Weather be Cold…

                                                                        Twelth Night has passed, and Christmas decorations are down.  It is time to get outside and do those winter jobs that I thought up in summer, but always forget to take into account the outside temperature and the possibility of rain.  Fiery red skies at night have been a feature of this winter.  I…

The Fall – Well Named

                                                                    Mid November; temperatures plummeted and felt lower still in the keen wind.  It seems, however, to have been a temporary blip and we are now back to an unseasonable but comfortable fourteen degrees or so.  The countryside is in winter mode.  Most of the trees have lost their leaves now, brought down by wind…

January Brings the Snow…..

January Brings the Snow…..

….but it didn’t, so shall we get it this month?  Here in the East Midlands we have only woken once to a light sprinkling of the white stuff and it did not last long.  As I write I am looking at sunshine and frosty ground outside; I have a feeling we have not seen the…

Winter

Winter

So the winter drags on.  Mid-January saw a dramatic fall in temperature and we had our first snowfall.  In twenty-four hours it had nearly gone and we waited to see if the old saying that it takes another snowfall to take the first away was fact or fiction.  Well, I can report that, in 2016…

Epperstone and the Environment

Epperstone and the Environment

I am going to have a little grumble.  Hagg Lane is privately owned, gives access to several businesses and is also registered as a public footpath and bridlepath. When the verges recently had their bi-annual cut quantities of drinks cans, bottles, polystyrene food trays and sweet wrappers, much of which can be recycled and none…

Warm, Wet and Windy.

Warm, Wet and Windy.

With Christmas well behind us now and daylight hours beginning to lengthen it is time to get back outside and see what we can reasonably do when the weather conditions allow.    Warm, wet and windy sums it up, in that order.  Thankfully we have no fear of being flooded out; we are at the top…

Christmas is Coming.

Christmas is Coming.

A lot of rain recently has made outdoor activity rather unnattractive.  Happily the programme of local events has provided a pleasant alternative.  The Bookcase put on an unusual seasonal talk, starting with a potted history of the Christmas Tree, and its introduction to the festive scene in Britain.  Not surprisingly, as it was a feature…