Rain arrived late last night and continued till morning, the kitchen garden looks refreshed with a noticeable earthy aroma to the air. Even though the sun is covered over by heavy sky I can feel heat beginning to build already. The much-needed rain encouraged lots of creatures from their hiding places, including fat slugs, unfortunately. … Continue reading After the Rain
Look what I found today in the wildlife pond, what a lovely surprise for Easter Sunday! This makes 9 clumps of frog spawn in total now. Are you enjoying eggs of the chocolate kind today? We are! Happy Easter everyone!
Flash flooding struck our region last week causing chaos to rail and roads, farmland, homes and gardens. Thankfully our home and the area of garden where the chickens are housed were unaffected by the flood, but our kitchen garden sank under water. A week or so of sunshine and no rain to follow allowed the ground to drain away quicker … Continue reading Ups and Downs
The new wildlife pond is proving to be very popular with the local frog population, everyday the pond is occupied, as well as the pond edges. Because of the positioning of the pond, I'm able to get close enough to observe and photograph the frogs without making them feel threatened. Using a macro lens allows me to capture their … Continue reading Frog Photoshoot
I recently blogged about frogs in the koi pond, pleasantly surprised to see several 'frog couples' I quickly realised their spawning efforts would be in vain. Forty (or so) Koi most likely enjoyed frog-egg suppers and breakfasts. I did go spawn-spotting but never got the chance to save it. A few days after the frog visits we spotted a smooth newt swimming to the rocks … Continue reading Wildlife Pond
There hasn't been much going on in the vegetable garden lately, persistent heavy rain and gusty winds constantly prevent any real activity from happening. The greenhouse is heaving with plants crying out to be planted out, I've yet to sow a bean seed, carrots are just a disaster and I've just about given up trying to … Continue reading Great Weather for Frogs