Sunday, 27 December 2009

Christmas at Height Top Farm.

We were very busy preparing for our Christmas visitors and this year it looked so special with the snow.

We did have doubts as to wether or not we would get our visitors here but Kens digging and his tractor came in very handy.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Our guests have been busy recording birds and have left details in the Nature Watch Book.

During August one guest recorded seeing; Robin, Blackbird, Crows, Swallows, Magpies, Kestrel, Goldfinch and an Owl with a large wing span in the rough grass at the back of the cottages.

Another guest recorded watching bats. They weren't pipistrelle, they were much bigger.

Early September and we have had corn bunting as well as the other birds. These were sitting on the telephone wire, thirteen in all and evenly spaced on the wire.

We have only just done our haymaking, unusually late for us, but we have got some good hay.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


My website Rainbows on a very warm early evening, last week.
The colour of the sky appears to
be different either side of the

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I saw this fine specimen in my garden today and just thought I'd share it with you1

Thursday, 30 April 2009

At Last! Not my best pictures but here are the goldfinches. I managed to get these from the kitchen window at around 7pm yesterday.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Spotted a pair of Goldfinch twice yesterday and once so far today. They are the most colourful garden birds to be using the bird feeders at the moment. I have had my camera ready but still not managed to get a snap. I will keep trying and post as soon as I do get a picture.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Yesterday Easter Sunday, Ken was delighted to see that the swallows had returned. I was quite pleased but I did think about my washing!

Saturday, 28 March 2009

What a surprise. I thought about tidying the garden and found this pea hen sitting.

At least she has saved me from a very cold job today.

We'll watch her progress and keep you informed.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


We have just finished a successful lambing period and will not have to get up during the night.

The lambs are all lovely and I wish they would stay like they are forever!