Monthly Archives: December 2011

Rothley Castle

Rothley Castle sits on top of a rocky outcrop just to the north of the village of Scots Gap.  It’s only a short walk to the 1750s folly that was designed, as part of the Wallington Estate, by Daniel Garrett.  … Continue reading

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Boxing Day livestock shuffling

Boxing Day and it was time to check and move some of the livestock on Prestwick Carr fields.  All the sheep and ponies were present but all were as far away as possible from where they needed to go.  The … Continue reading

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First Snow and a Tiny Ladybird

The first snow of this winter came yesterday; soggy wet snow that melted a bit then froze solid overnight.  It wasn’t much, not even enough to cover the grass on the lawns but just enough to turn surfaces icy. Yesterday … Continue reading

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