Thursday, June 26, 2014

fly away Blossom....

I picked her up from the floor about ten days ago, she had flown into the rafters the day before but the next day she was down... an exhausted lost racing pigeon. A local falconer checked her over as uninjured but nothing left of her, no muscle .. nothing. She was kept quiet in a cat basket with proper food and today was driven a distance to be returned to a delighted owner reunited with her sister who was missing her.
Huge thank you to Gill for taking her down.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

a kiss and a goodbye

 I was trying to take a close up photo of a wild orchid in the field... instead I have a big kiss from Pardouc.
and this lovely old lady, who had been in my care for a few  months, she was found to have an abscess in the bones of her foot, so she was put to sleep. she hated being indoors and could never face an operation that requires up to a year of rehabilitation. she was a sweet quiet soul, glad she is not in pain anymore.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

company cars again... lol

little red... still harder working than anything fancy!!

photo inspired by Wildside commenting about size.. you can really see the difference here.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

company cars.....

 boss's company car... heating and a radio. nobody else is allowed to drive this...
my company car... excellent air conditioning.... everybody drives it..  hardest working thing on the farm!!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

New Forest Fair

Media information

30 May 2014


The National Forest Wood Fair set to bring family fun this summer








The National Forest Wood Fair information

Celebrating its tenth year this August, the National Forest Wood Fair attracts over 5,000 visitors from across the UK every August Bank Holiday Monday.

This year, the event will feature 100 exhibitors and live demonstrations of woodworking skills, craft displays and chainsaw sculpting.

The event aims to raise awareness about The National Forest and the need to protect and cherish the environment, and increases visibility of how wood is used and can be used.

Vitax - one of the UK’s leading specialists in the manufacture of garden and horticulture products – has signed a two year deal to sponsor The National Forest’s Wood Fair in 2014 and 2015.

The fair will take place on Monday, 25 August from 9am-6pm at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire.

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