Create the habitat

“Create the habitat and the creatures will come” has become a bit of a cliche. It can obscure the bigger picture as the creatures can only come if they exist somewhere not too far away. However we can cite this truism in this case
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Pied wagtails have nested each year in the house walls but firstly the pig mud, and now the new larger pond, have tempted in the delicate grey wagtail
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Which of course is not grey, but a lovely yellow (not to be confused with the yellow wagtail). Their home beat is a fast flowing river but they seem willing to include us in their range
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We forgot that hotbeds need a bit of time to settle down and first thing this morning we had to evacuate the latest batch of tomato seeds
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After finding the hotbed core at 55 degrees with a surface temperature of over 30
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Later it started smoking and we decided a little cooling down was in order
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We have been given an idea for mushroom production though
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Meanwhile the tomato seeds in the propagator decided to stick their heads up today
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The piglets have learned how to get muddy, like proper pigs
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But they still look forward to their daily apple treat
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