Tag: calves

  • Cattle In The Woods

    Early this morning Jackie drove me into the forest. We aimed to take our normal route along Holmsley Passage which had been closed for four days from the 21st. The signs from the entrance beside the A35 had been lowered so we merrily sped down the winding, undulating, lane, only to find barriers at the […]

  • We Ran Out Of Stickers

    Owen signing as witness brought the first of Karen and Barry’s wedding albums to a close this morning. Jackie continues to apply stickers for the start of the second album. After lunch we continued until, on the last of the confetti pages, we ran out of stickers, one of which can be seen on the […]

  • A Hanging Out Nest

    Jackie spent a hot, sunny, cloudless morning continuing her planting while I dead-headed poppies and roses and pulled up a few weeds. Flo joined us on a trip this afternoon beginning with a visit to Otter Nurseries for more plants, and continuing into the forest. Foxgloves lined the verges along Warborne Lane where a burrow […]

  • Across The Stream

    On this overcast, somewhat warmer afternoon Jackie drove me to Puttles Bridge and back. From the carpark I crunched among the dropped pine cones and dried autumn leaves; thudded along the beaten track; slalomed around fallen, decaying, branches and tree trunks; and gingerly stepped over exposed, sometimes mossy, interwoven roots, alongside the still, silent, reflecting […]

  • Setting Ducks Into Flight

    This morning we began filling the new wardrobe, which meant bagging up for disposal many clothes we will never wear again. Afterwards I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/06/a-knights-tale-59-about-the-children/ This afternoon we took a drive into the forest. Our first stops were at Pilley, where the lake is beginning to recede once more, and rippling water lines the edges […]

  • From Lebanon To Dunedin

    Unfortunately the expected overnight thunderstorm passed us by. The day, although cooler, remained overcast and humid. This meant further watering – mostly done by Jackie, with me chipping in a bit. Nugget sent me back inside for my camera. I did oblige, but he was waiting with a companion who was more twitchy and they […]

  • Caramel Creams

    Jackie spent much of the day completing her work on the Weeping Birch Bed where she has also repainted the Heligan Path sign. A couple of days ago she could not reach her seat, let alone sit on it. Later this afternoon we took a drive into the forest. We followed a cyclist and her […]

  • Like The Pool, Reflecting

    One of Aaron’s tasks this morning was to embed into the soil of the front garden this previously potted Hot Chocolate rose, near which is a planter containing last autumn’s petunias, pansies, and pelargonium, alongside a euphorbia. Similar survivors of our mild winter are the clematis, nasturtiums, pansies, and solanum adorning the garage door trellis. […]

  • Look. No Hands

    This afternoon we both collected our new specs from Boots, then drove into the dreary, drizzly forest. Along Undershore there stood an example of the broken trees on soggy terrain that currently proliferate in the woodlands. There wasn’t much sign of life until we came across cattle wandering along Sowley Lane. Owner’s tags, as always, […]

  • Spilt Milk

    Once again the sunniest part of the day was this morning. I am happy to say that the fault on our landline was successfully repaired while I stayed near the phone and Jackie continued weeding and planting. Nugget and Lady were both in attendance, but his new partner tweeted that she was not ready for […]