Today we were inspired by visiting some neighbours. A retired couple – what do you do? Obvious. Buy up 43 acres of neglected farmland and manage and care for it to let animals and plants thrive and expand. Now more bird, plant and tree species than you could imagine, the only located Goosander nest in Montgomeryshire, and visiting naturalists saying this is the best natural environment outside the Shetlands. She leaps in her digger to carve out drainage channels; he will plant out hundreds of saplings to contour the woodland.
Our three and a half acres is less than a tenth of their custodianship but I trust the motivation is the same.