We hear tell that in the olden days some people would “retire” and then spend their time “seeing the world” by travelling to many different places.
We have decided to spend out time seeing what happens on three and a half acres.
So some people may think we see the same things each day – no, we are looking at the same things each day but see something different.
The Vole who visits the feeder outside the kitchen window is becoming bolder, fleeting visits have developed into more relaxed feeding sessions
The Field Mouse emerges from the same gap in the heather – what labyrinth lies beneath?
Both of them are sometimes accompanied by one youngster – one! why?
The female Blackbird takes a break from her nest, slightly ruffled, to stock up
while the Hedge Sparrow bides her time
The Woodpecker visits most days but each time performs different acrobatics
We collect the eggs every day but we have dark ones, enormous ones and today – the Norah Batty:
We do a little clearing of Little Sheffield
and as a result Dinah introduces her litter to a new delicacy
Each day, the play of light on the opposite hillside is slightly different
We see the Pied Wagtails every day but, for some reason, seldom on a tree top
Our meadow is very much in its infancy but each time we look we can see something different
We have grown many tomatoes but for the first time we experiment with seed we have harvested from Tesco
Every time we look over the fence there are new lamb activities
The new born:
and the more confident:
It is a good job we are satisfied by small changes as excavating the internals of Zenith is an inch by inch process
but within the salad crops expand inch by inch daily
So, all in all, we are content to see what we can see right here.