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Squall

Do one thing each day that frightens you, they say… Chained to the desk by a script deadline and rapidly running out of steam I decided what I needed was a quick blast of fresh air to clear my head. … Continue reading

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Fog

Sunday on the sands at South Shields. As I walked along Sandhaven Beach I could hear the sea but for long periods lost sight of it.  The fog horn at the entrance to the Tyne sounded all day. Not a … Continue reading

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Return of the Hens

We’ve suffered a drop-off in egg production over the last few weeks. This was not entirely unrelated to a misunderstanding about whose turn it was to shut in the chooks which in turn led, the following morning, to the presence … Continue reading

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All the Geese in England

After discovering the boat has been sitting in the water over winter instead of resting on blocks in the boatyard I needed to get down and check it over. I picked a grey misty day with drizzle hanging in the … Continue reading

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First trip to the river in 2012

The 8th of January – and as we left the house this morning the bees were out in the sunshine working the white camellia in the drive. They’ve already cleared out their dead at least a couple of months ahead of … Continue reading

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Horses for Courses

Out again on Sunday. With the tide in our favour we crept along Meadow Dyke on the lightest of breezes and found ourselves on a deserted Horsey Mere.  Things were a bit better out on open water and we were … Continue reading

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Honey update, update.

I thought we’d finished with the honey. But we’ve been treating our hives for varroa and in the process had to remove some supers which contained enough honey to make it worth extracting. We’ve just put it in jars. Fifty … Continue reading

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