Monthly Archives: September 2015

Blackberries and dogs

As the seasons march on and autumn descends up on us, more quickly this year it would seem, the berries begin to ripen.  And now, in the fields and lanes around us the blackberries are ready. Now, we have quite a lot of mature brambles on our patch.  Most of the year, this is not…
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Doyles go trekking

For our recent anniversary, Mrs D bought me a two hour horse riding trek.  Now, I have never sat on a horse before, so this was going to be an interesting challenge.  I know next to nothing about riding horses. So, this morning, we found ourselves (after some deft navigation through county lanes in the…
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Merging the Hens

As I think I mentioned in an earlier entry, we got four rescue hens in June.  We have kept those apart from our existing hens because hens are not very welcoming to new members to the flock.  In fact, they will most likely try to kill them.  There's all sorts of stuff on the web…
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Hay causes sheep rumpus

With autumn approaching faster than we'd like and the grass losing its nutriemts, it was time to put some hay in the field.  There's plenty of grass (thanks to the recent rain), so I thought the sheep would most likely ignore the hay for now. Not exactly. On seeing the wheelbarrow with 2 bales of…
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Little Owl Drops By

When we moved here two years ago, we could hear little owls and tawny owls calling in the evening and during the night.  So, I did some research and found some good quality owl boxes.  We put one tawny owl and one little owl box up.  That said, since we bought our second field, we…
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