Rattlebag

Starting this disparate collection of images and sightings from the last week or so is a new butterfly sighting in our garden. This Holly Blue butterfly made occasional appearances last weekend and stayed just long enough in one place for me to get a shot and positively identify it. It…

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Standon Calling 2010

It is festival time in the valley again, with the annual three day bash at Standon Lordship. A decade old now, Standon Calling was created by Alex Trenchard as a birthday party for friends and has grown into one of the finest boutique festivals of the British musical summer. Standon…

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Rhubarb and Custard Cake

This post is a departure from the blog’s normal fayre, but I was so impressed with the result that I wanted to share it with you.If you have a rhubarb plant in your garden then I would suggest that you, like us, may struggle to keep up with the quantity…

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Talpidaen earth movements

A new mammalian visitor has joined our garden species list, though as yet I haven’t seen it in the flesh. Instead, I managed to capture this video footage of a mole moving soil around its newly dug tunnels last Saturday afternoon. I stayed quite a while watching the mound as…

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