We have ducklings

Having thought the crows had stolen all the eggs from the Duck’s nest it was a fantastic surprise to find a week later four little ducklings running around under the Yew trees. They are doing very well and their mother is very protective and rightly proud. We might have some chicks to follow. Watch this […]

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Funtington Fete at Sennicotts – Sat 9th July

Gates open at 2pm Activities and stalls include: Dog show and Terrier Racing Bat the Rat, Bouncy Castle, Bowling, Darts, Duck fishing, Face painting, Raffle, Sponge cake roulette, Tombola, Treasure Hunt Ice cream, Nearly New Clothes, Cold drinks tent, Produce, Plants & Flowers, Refreshments, Snack bar Stall Holders include: Oldwick Saddlery, Sybil Grindrod Art, Sudzfun, Shepherd’s Delight, Julie Rooker Cards, Shirley Faure Art, Kirsty Edwards Children’s Clothes, Aloe Vera, Bee Society, Clock Trust, Susi Laan Charity Dogs will […]

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Rain

No rain to speak of for a month – or was that two? Now, today listening to the pitter, patter outside feels weirdly refreshing. It makes you want to go and paddle. Extraordinary weather patterns.

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Don’t try this at home

Every year I look at the daffodils, once they have gone over, and think we must be able to do better than we are. The flattened mess seems to hang around for ever. So what do you do when you have a wedding reception when the daffodils are at their worst? Mini haystacks. But after […]

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A gentle warning

Something didn’t seem quite right at 7am this morning. The garden was full of bonfire smoke. What became quickly obvious was the source of the smoke, a slow burning ground fire in the composting undergrowth. The cause of the fire was some ash tipped there 12 hours earlier from a small garden wood burner which […]

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