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After a relatively dry March wet and windy seemed to be the order of the day.  Pear blossom in bud littered the ground and a hawthorn tree fell victim to the high wind.  The water level in the pond is quite high, but the water temperature needs to rise a little before we find frog…

Easter Week

Evensong on Palm Sunday in Holy Cross Church, Epperstone was enhanced by poetry, bible readings anthems sung by the choir and scenes performed by parishioners from the parishes of Epperstone, Woodborough and Calverton.  As considerable effort had gone into the production it was rewarding to see that it attracted a sizeable congregation. Thinking ahead to…

A Little More History

Though the Field book I spoke of last week dates from 1855 the date on the barn reads 1849.  This was the threshing barn, with large double doors opposite each other, and raised stone sills.  The cereals were spread on the floor, then beaten to separate the grain from the chaff, a process called winnowing.…

Now and Then

Another lovely, sunny day; the view from The Mews, as I made up the beds for the next guests, was a delight.  As always, nature is quick to react; the hedges are taking on a hint of green and the primroses on the banks of the ditches seem to be more prolific than ever this…