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Oh, what a Beautiful Morning.

                                                                   Oh, what a beautiful day!  After waking to so many wet days it is a real joy to see the sun.  Although I do not keep records I do not remember ever seeing so much rain in the first quarter of the year.  It  certainly made it difficult to start spring work on…

A Little Bit of History.

                                                                       There was recently some discussion concerning a tree in the churchyard.  Felled many years ago, due to it’s unsafe condition, many residents are convinced that it was a yew.  There are few who remember that it was, in fact, a splendid specimen of a Cedar of Lebanon.  The proof came to light when a…

February Fill Dyke

Well, what a month we have had.  The wet weather of February is but a distant memory, blotted out by the snow and the incredibly cold east wind we experienced earlier this month. On the farm it was a battle to get water to the horses; the hens water supply froze nightly and had to…

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…:                                                                         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…..

….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

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…