Two Oak trees down

A combination of the wettest April on record and strong gusting winds from the North took it’s toll on two of the ancient Oak trees at Sennicotts last night. We’ll try to make best use of the precious wood but it will take hundreds of years to replace them.

Second Oak Tree comes down in the park at Sennicotts
This one will take some work to get it on the ground safely.
Huge Oak Tree comes down in the park at Sennicotts
Huge Oak Tree comes down in the park at Sennicotts
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Vegetable dilemma

Mallard nesting in walled garden
spot the duck

Every year in the spring a single pair of wild Mallard ducks visit us. Usually their stay is for no more than 2 weeks.

We don’t know where they come from or where they leave us for but we’ve become attached to their annual visit. Another sign of spring.

This year however they look like they want to extend their stay. They have built a nest in the walled garden and laid six eggs. The nest is located right by the main doorway into the walled garden and no amount of human traffic and noise appears to unsettle the sitting mother.

The dilemma is whether we value our veg or our visitors more?!



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The Funtington Fete

This could possibly be the best fete ever. Huge amounts of hard work have gone into the planning and set up.

There is real ale, Pimms, tea, cakes and fresh produce. For the children there’s a bouncy castle, dog racing, a treasure hunt and loads more – a whole afternoon of entertainment for the family.

And all in a great cause to help Funtington Church and Village Hall raise funds.

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