Last walk in the snow?

Yesterday, I went for a walk round the grounds of Temple Newsam. After dropping off some books at the Little Free Library in Colton the other weekend and being curious about the village, I wanted to go back and explore some more but my daughter wasn’t that keen, so I enlisted the help of a friend.

The way we chose to walk turned out to provide very easy access to the grounds. It also provided me with a view which I had never seen before.

My friend had togged up in wellies after recent experiences of flooded fields and large amounts of mud but the ground was solid with the continuing freeze, which made walking much less messy. It seems however that the farmers round her village are plagued every year with flooded fields, which need to be pumped to enable them to be used for arable purposes. I’ve noticed also at my local farm that the ground is waterlogged in winter and I can hardly imagine that things are going to improve.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Last walk in the snow?

  1. I hope everything dries up soon – but not too much

  2. gaiainaction says:

    Wonderful trees Helen! It must have been a lovely walk. Seems everywhere is so wet. My sister’s pebble driveway was washed down the road and she had a hard job getting it all back in the garden.

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