Comments: Sunny and warm

Simply lovely.

Posted by Scoakat on 6 May, 2020 at 10:58 PM

If it looked a bit like a hamster it may have been a field vole? Our cat and dogs regularly bring them to us in various states of completeness.

Posted by NiC on 7 May, 2020 at 3:10 PM

The Ginger Familiar (15 years RIP) used to collect voles and put them down in a circle, like a clock face. I don't think it was a vole, not the southern sort anyway, perhaps it's a northern vole? ;)

PS The Northern Pied Wagtails are making a nest in the ivy up the outside of the kitchen wall. Baby pied wagtails will be cute. Do they wag from fledging?

Posted by Blue Witch on 7 May, 2020 at 7:07 PM

I'm so glad ours are only able to catch butterflies.
It looks lovely there and peaceful.

Posted by delcatto on 7 May, 2020 at 7:27 PM

In my defence I hasten to add that I was wearing full PPE: mask, goggles and ear defenders. No historic stonework was harmed during the completion of said work.

Posted by Mr BW on 8 May, 2020 at 8:02 AM

Brass monkeys today (Sunday). Hope you've got some coal in the outhouse.

Posted by Dave on 10 May, 2020 at 8:41 PM

*Wonders if 'coal in the outhouse' is a euphemism*

Posted by Blue Witch on 11 May, 2020 at 7:13 AM

How are my weeds doing?

Posted by Debster on 14 May, 2020 at 12:54 AM

Ah, the vinca. I grew them on in a large trug of water for a few weeks. They were very very healthy, very growy, and flowering. Now all planted, around the periphery (let's hope they can't get under a dry stone wall and then through tarmac), around the septic tank in the field, and up the track. About 40 different patches. I have photos of all the stages, and will do a post later in the year as they take over. Many thanks again.

Posted by Blue Witch on 14 May, 2020 at 7:48 AM

Take over is the word. They are growing strongly in the patch where I dug them out. More persistent than bindweed.

Posted by Debster on 14 May, 2020 at 9:37 AM