Chilly

We awake to deep frost
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The conditions that bring the frost also let the sun shine through
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Until it fades away
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Earlier Floppy and his ladies enjoy the morning light
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We bring in manure to enrich the polytunnel beds
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having harvested more root crops
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Where ever we are working we always have a companion
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Last winter we saw occasional flocks of starlings pass overhead on their way to roost. This year a breakaway group have decided to take up residence here
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Meanwhile apple crushing continues
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:
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Imports

Today we travel all the way to England to collect this
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when we got back the frost was forming on the ground
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but the light was still in the sky
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pig drainage is now in place
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and fuel supplies secured
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November skies

November skies bring the feeding starlings
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rolling across the field, until a sentry takes flight
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followed by one and all
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the reason is here
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much gossip follows
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The pheasants have also returned from their summer holiday. Having escaped getting shot on the estates they mainly return to get hit on the roads. Usually they are flattened outright but today on our slower lane we meet a badly injured cock. What strikes us is how his two male companions are standing round him, seemingly with empathy and concern. We collect him and send him on his way – broken wing, broken leg and distorted beak, he could not survive
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November clothes inhabited
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and uninhabited
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bottom field drainage continues
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and the guineas are happy to be indoors
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:
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A little bit blurred

Low light levels, head bent against the sleet, drips trickling from hood and smearing glasses – everything looking a little bit blurred

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Stand back a bit and the filling lake comes more into focus
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with signs of life
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Through the blurred window
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winter supplies are brought in
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So far these are the residents that seem most oblivious to blurring
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While these visitors plan to sneak in unseen
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Occasionally our sight is lifted
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and the light is let in
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As always, the Dryads keep watch
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and the detritivores continue their work
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