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Muck in day at St Aidan’s

Until relatively recently, there was an open cast mine between the villages of Woodlesford, Swillington, Methley and Great & Little Preston, just southeast of Leeds. Then it flooded and was taken over by the RSPB, becoming St Aidan’s Nature Reserve. … Continue reading

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Lunch with a plan

On Monday, we went for lunch at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell in Cornwall. I would have enjoyed a look round the gardens themselves but a disgruntled child is not the best companion. However, we had been … Continue reading

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The Third Wassail

Having been dogged with sinusitis for the last week, I woke up yesterday wondering if it was a good idea to have committed to not only the volunteer workday at Old Sleningford Farm but also the Wassail in the evening. … Continue reading

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A house full of willow

Christmas seems to have started, even though it barely feels like December. We were outside pollarding willow at Old Sleningford Farm today, followed by an alternative Christmas lunch. Lasagne with venison, then panettone for desert – with good company, of … Continue reading

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Same colour, same shape, totally different taste!

My latest Freegle advert was for the greenhouse poles, which I am unlikely to use soon enough to put up with the clutter. And on Friday I waved them bye bye.       In their place, there is now a … Continue reading

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Willow and the Wassail

It’s been a long time since we went to Old Sleningford Farm for a workday. And this was a workday with a difference. For one thing, another participant on the PDC was joining us and after the ‘work’ we were … Continue reading

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