Fields of grass cut for winter feed.

P1020033On Sunday the contractors cut our field of long grass for making into hay or silage to feed to the stock in winter. If the weather is right, dry and breezy we will make it as hay that does not need to be wrapped in black plastic to keep it usable.

White Heather for good luck!

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I found this little clump of white heather on my walk in Slaley Forest with Barley the dog yesterday. Folk law says it will bring you good luck, all I know is that I was lucky to see it as it is not a common occurrence and I have never found it  in the wild before.

The sheep have all been to the hairdresser!

The sheep have all been to the hairdresser!

Trevour and Tom came to shear the sheep on Friday, I had meant to take a photo for you to see but they were shorn so fast the I could hardly keep up with “wrapping” the fleeces in to a big roll then putting the fleece into the wool sheets. Here are the wool sheets each contains about 35 fleeces. The sheets will then be collect for the Wool Marketing Board to process .

Roses

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The roses are now in full bloom looking so lovely and some smelling heavenly, Sadly they dont last in full bloom for very long but this year we are having the right weather to really enjoy them

Bumble Bees

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I think that I have seen many more bumble bees around this year, may be because we had such a mild winter.

Caution Children

Caution Children

The sign up the drive way to warn of free ranging animals and children or even Grannies around the corner!

Sign on the side of Linnels Bridge

Sign on the side of  Linnels Bridge

This is on the Hexham side of the bridge and says who built it and when

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