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Walk through Buckland St Mary to the church and back.

During this coronavirus lockdown we are making more time to go for walks so that we get some exercise other than gardening.  Today we walked through the village up to the church and back and these are some of the views we saw along our way, for the benefit of those who don’t live locally.

Firstly the view across the fields from just up from our house.20200419_125805

A field had either been mowed or rolled into neat lines,20200420_114502

and this is where the footpath sign to the church is.20200420_114517

The telephone box by the telephone exchange is looking a bit worse for wear. Perhaps we could have a village book swap in there like some villages do?20200420_114849

Further up the lane a flag was flying.20200420_114956

We passed a Dutch barn where they store hay in the Winter and commented on the lovely view.20200420_115136

This is the lane to the mill.  We  have never been down there as we are told the path becomes very muddy.20200420_115221

A sign post shows the way to Buckland Church and in the other direction to Birchwood.20200420_115308

Bear right there and you can see the church.20200420_115336

Opposite the church is a small shelter.20200420_120407

The lychgate to the church has been recently renovated.20200420_120503

This is the wording as you pass under.20200420_120519

As we walked around the outside of the church we spotted this gargoyle.20200420_120631

The steps up at the back of the church lead to private land.20200420_120648

All the tombstones were showing up brightly in the sunshine.20200420_120748

The memorial still has some poppy wreaths on it.20200420_120858

On the way back home we stopped to look at the view towards Birchwood.20200420_121912

This is the lane homewards.20200420_122710

The junction of the lanes that make the triangle near us, also shows a neighbour’s field.20200420_123059

And home again.  En route we stopped to chatter to locals in their gardens or in their cars, all from a suitable 2 metre distance of course.  It makes for a sociable walk.

 

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Snow, snow and more snow

We woke up this morning to a blanket of white.  It had been forecast so we were forewarned and had stocked up on groceries.

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The UK never copes well with snow.  Schools and airports are shut; workers have not gone in today; roads are in chaos.  I’m jolly glad we didn’t have to go out in the car today.  I think the UK just doesn’t have enough snow ploughs or snowblowers, so every time we get snow the country grinds to a halt.

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The hens were not at all happy, never having seen snow before they didn’t want to venture out.  We tried to tempt them with food but only a couple came down the ramp.

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The Fruit cage has collapsed.  The weight of the snow on the nets has pulled it down.  That’s going to be a big job to mend that.

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We donned our hats, scarves, coats and boots and went for a walk, crunching through the newly laid snow.  It was not so nice with the snow blowing onto our faces, but envirgorating to be outside.

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I love making footprints in the snow……

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Not much traffic had been down our lane.

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We must have had at least 4 inches of snow, more in some places.  It’s beautiful the way it sits on gates and hedges.

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Walking back up the lane towards home, we got a view of our house in the snow, a welcome sight, knowing how warm it is inside.

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Luckily we don’t have any B&B guests booked in at the moment, as I think they would struggle to get here today.

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Walk round the country lanes in the Autumn

This afternoon we went for a walk round the country lanes near our house.  It’s lovely to see the changing colours of the leaves and all the leaves on the ground.

The top of the lane to our house

Turning left onto another lane

view from our back gate

view across the valley

some wrapped bales of hay in a field

It’s nice to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh country air, even when its not a sunny day.

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Making “Swiss rolls” in the fields

There was a lot of noise the other day in the field right by our garage.  The farmer had cut all the grass down and had brought his tractor in to bale it up.  It was quite ingenious.  This tractor drove over the cut grass and pulled the grass up and and formed it into a bale and then shot it out the back.

The field behind our garage

Next another piece of machinery comes along, picks up the bale and shrink wraps it in black plastic.  This is clever stuff, it just winds the black plastic all round the bale and then shoots it off into the field.

The black plastic wrapping machinery

The two tractors worked right across the field until all the cut grass was baled up and wrapped in black plastic to protect it.  You can see all this from the guest bedroom window.

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Close by mooing!!

We woke the other day to loud bassy mooing.  When we looked out of our bedroom window a number of differently coloured cows had been moved into the field behind our garage.

On closer inspection we realised they were steers as they had horns!

view through our bedroom window

It really makes you feel like you like in the country to hear mooing so close by.

the field behind our garage

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Swiss rolls in the fields

Our local farmer has been busy, cutting the grass in the fields behind our garage to make forage.  The result has been some lovely “swiss rolls ” in the fields.

View of the fields from our window

If we walk down our lane, these fields are on the right hand side.  If you stop at the gate and peer through the field, the next picture is the view.  Spot the cows in the fields.  What a lovely view!!

View across the fields from the lane

We love watching the changing seasons around here.  You definitely feel more at one with nature than living in a town. You notice things you wouldn’t normally notice such as the fields and the different hedgerow flowers.

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