On any given day…

We live on about 9 acres. A third of it is “manicured” (I use the term loosely) garden, a quarter is mini-parkland (grass and trees) and the rest is given over to paddocks. For want of any better names, we call them:  mini paddock, where quite aptly our two mini Shetland ponies spend half of the day; … More On any given day…

Caterpillars!

Nettles! A bit of an eyesore. Even worse when you brush an unfortunate arm or leg against one. We have loads (we’re not great about weeding!). And I’d quite happily cut them all down, except for the fact that I know they are where Peacock butterflies lay their eggs. And I can’t bring myself to … More Caterpillars!

Fields of Gold

  Just because I couldn’t resist posting this photo! Our lower paddock is set on a steep hill (perfect for sledging in the winter). If you walk all the way to the bottom, you can no longer see the upper paddock or any signs of the house. Completely cut off,  the view up towards the … More Fields of Gold