Thursday, July 12, 2007

Discussion and recommended reading

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Rich Diet?

I got some interesting pictures yesterday of a red squirrel female who is obviously nursing young. A close look at her right side
between fore and hind leg will show two teats.

I first noticed because of the cleavage from the front view. She's eating peanuts about five meters from me while a CD is playing quite loudly (Rory McLeod).
It seems to make the wildlife quite calm
to have either the radio or some other sound source going.
I shall keep the blog posted if/when she chooses to bring the young around.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The View from Bed

Dusk colours accent the different new leaves in the forest

Sunrise is in my face every morning,
and the birdsong is intense from well before Dawn.

Looking South, late morning

Looking North, late morning

And, a pheasant Hen, sitting tight in the afternoon sunlight

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sleeping Smooth

A couple of views of the new treehouse with canvas cover contrived out of secondhand marquee canvas.
Sides can be swept up or pinned down, depending upon weather, and back curtain can be easily lowered to give a window on the sunset.

A 'new' bed, contrived from reclaimed timber and a good futon reclaimed from someone who wanted a softer bed. It was beautifully comfortable last night (26/7 Feb).

Added March 1st, after a wonderfully stormy night. It was wonderful, and, so long as the wind doesn't come from the East (it hasn't yet), BRING IT ON!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Global Warming in an early Spring

Early Spring yet again? Wild Narcissae in woodland litter Feb 18th, 2007
And some more for context.
And, some of the romneys as requested. Sadly, they wouldn't consent to being photographed while riding the quad bike...
And one of my favourite (among many) rocky outcrops on the honorary stockman's rounds.
And an old friend. Sometime soon I'll post a picture taken looking up from the centre. It's around 200 years or older and is shaped to its hillside for minimum wind resistance (or maximum survivability).

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A New Treehouse?

Does it qualify as a treehouse? Good view out over the valley, anyway.
Pretty low to the ground, but only at one end,
and it's right at the top of the wee wood, backed up to the granite hilltop.
Yeah, I reckon it's gonna be a treehouse. Spruce roundwood free from forest operations and planking reclaimed from Tom's big treehouse.
Now to think about an awning roof using secondhand marquee canvas. More developments anon.