The sheep go down the lane and come back up a little thinner
When we first arrived the house sparrows did not venture up here. As the news spread that we were indeed a house they started to move in. Now we have fledglings all over the place
Our neighbour resowed his field next to us last year and after it started to fatten his lambs he is looking forward to the silage
The air is full of insects – and the blackbird’s evening song
Earlier he, and the magpies, alerted us to a skulking fox – signalling early bed for the ducks.
We have strange growths on this conifer
and encouraging flowers on the beans
and luscious leaves on the lily