Lady Birds

2014-06-14 18.10.32These pretty stones are a great attraction for the children.

Last Rose of summer

W2014-09-07 15.43.18e have had some stunning weather here in recent days, though quite frosty this morning but the sun rise on the way to Hexham Market for some fat lambs was brilliant. Only wish I had had a camera with me.

Spuds to day and spuds tomorrow!

2014-09-22 19.22.48 (800x600)Just been harvesting this years potato crop, some of them were whoppers, this one weighs 1lb 12 ozs, it would make rather a large portion of baked potato!!!!

Bramble Time!

Several P1020101years ago therP1020103e used to be almost traffic congestion on this little lane with the amount of Black Berry pickers, now it seems there is just us and a few of the campers.

This year they are plentiful and so easy to pick here. I use them to make a Mrs Beaton recipe for seedless Blackberry and Apple Jam[ apples grown in the garden] which is wonderful on toast for breakfast it also makes great jam tarts that the grandchildren adore.

My dog Barley taken by a camper

SONY DSCHelp keep Barley’s waist line thin, please don’t feed her, even if she’s drooling!

What a monster machine

This is tP1020063he muck spreader that was used to spread the muck from the sheep shed on to the fields to improve the grass and make it grow well.

Mother hen comes out of the woods with her brood!

I had realizedP1020067 I was a hen missing and feared that Mr Fox had had her for dinner 3 weeks later Mrs Black hen re-appears at the chicken run with her babies. There are 11 all looking good and now in a brood box to keep them safe.

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