17 November 2013

A Walk In The Woods

We asked an expert woodsman to come and clear all the very overgrown brambles - which has resulted in us gaining a couple of acres of extra grazing, and means it is now a lot easier to walk through our woods!

So, come take a virtual walk with me!

we start in Lower Wood ....
Our boundary fence, through the woods
The  Lower Windfall
(on the other side of our boundary)

Looking through the trees to Bottom Field

This makes a superb seat!
and this is the view from the seat!

I laid this log bridge over a very boggy hollow
.... and up into Middle Wood

another view of the Windfall
- still on the other side of the fence though

and this is OUR side of the Windfall
- this is where it goes under the boundary fence

a little further along...
turn around - and there are the Windfall Falls

and close-up
 (apologies for it being a bit blurred)
The horses - looking up the bank from Middle Wood

Leaving Middle Wood, up the bank (by-passing the horses!)
and there's Top Wood
You can just see the Windfall running along the bottom
Looking back over Middle Wood
View from the Lane looking over to our neighbour's farm
Top Wood from Top Field
now home ...

...to a nice warm kitchen for a cup of tea

Sybil the cat, happily curled up on Baz's bed!

Autumn in the Lane

Had a nice walk with Baz the other day - took advantage of the rain stopping for about half an hour!
Autumn is sort of here, though the trees are not quite the spectacular colour you'd expect - I think everything has drowned to be honest! LOL

It might be that we've only had one frost so far. so the leaves haven't properly turned.

 Late afternoon sunlight illuminates the lane - 
note that the hedges have all been cut on the right hand side. 

up the lane....

One of our Oak Tree  -half way up the lane

The ford over the top part of lane up nearer the village
- only about an inch deep though!

Baz has seen something interesting

Just look at that sky!
Our Top Field Gate

... and back down the lane towards home
Top of the drive, that's the back of the stables

and the new addition 5th stable
 - it's a mobile building, so it can be moved when we need to