Winter linseed makes a comeback after the frost.

All the winter crops took a beating from the cold north easterlies, but the linseed seemed to have been hit the hardest. There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which plants had been damaged, with unharmed leaves next to what looked like dead and dying leaves. The above photo was taken on Monday 15th February the day after the last of … Continue reading Winter linseed makes a comeback after the frost.

Bird Survey and floods.

Photo by Blue Matrix It has been a bit on the wet side and we have extensive flooding on our land down by the Thames. The B478, which in more normal times carries 1000’s of cars a day across the Thames at Sonning, has been shut for a week. Not that it stops some idiots still driving through the floods, mind you. The tidal wave … Continue reading Bird Survey and floods.

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021

As the Christmas decorations are returned to the loft and the tree is cast out to wait for recycling, it is a poignant moment as once again we head back into lockdown. Could this be the start of our own special groundhog day, where time stands still and we go round in an endless loop? Or should we break out of this melancholy, briefly look … Continue reading Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021