Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hunting for Spring

I, Sally, am trying to finish off some habitat survey work to meet Natural England submission deadlines.  It hasn’t been easy so far this year with lots of snow covering everything.  Today I returned to an area I surveyed about … Continue reading

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Northumberland Desert

After a year of rain and then a month of dry and cold weather the most recent problem we have faced in Stamfordham has been dust!  A large expanse of land has been cultivated, ploughed and sown, the surface has … Continue reading

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Checking sheep and flowers

We are in charge of the Flexigraze stock at Whittle Dene and Prestwick Carr over the Easter break.  Fortunately we also have Jess for her holidays.  It is a shame we don’t know how to work her but after a … Continue reading

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