Saturday, 30 June 2018

We have sheep neighbours

Yesterday evening we had sheep arrive in the field opposite, my favourite way to waste time is to watch them. They are this year's bottle fed lambs. Two were born blind and are still with their mums. The first night there is a lot of baa-ing as they orientate themselves.

Friday, 29 June 2018


Today we are getting our hay baled - I love the traditional rectangular shape. With the grass so dry it all goes smoothly and before long it's time for a beer in the shade.

Saturday, 23 June 2018


Amazing sky here tonight. I never tire of watching the sunrises and sunsets at Hill Farm.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018


We've not seen puss up here for a while, instead we've glimpsed her on the lane or hunting in the fields. Maybe the hot weather has produced a vole shortage! I'm here, I'd like feeding but I won't look at you!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Garden finds

Some of the fragments of pottery that I've dug up whilst gardening. I often think how sad the owners must have been when these items got broken.

Thursday, 7 June 2018


The top half of our field is being cut this afternoon with the rest left to make hay in a few weeks time. The smell is like freshly mown lawn times a thousand!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

June roses

Our roses are starting to flower in the sunshine. It's taken them a couple of years to really establish here, bought from David Austin, they are Francis E Lester, The Generous Gardener and Lichfield Angel.